Gillig Advantage 3710
Location: Campus Drive at Union Drive, College Park, MD
Operator of Vehicle: University of Maryland Department of Transportation Services
Date of Photo: March 30, 2017
The University of Maryland Athletics Department isn’t only making news because of issues regardings its football team. Recently, the Athletics Department announced it would help to fund some weekend services on campus that would otherwise have been discontinued this fall due to budget shortfalls. The University of Maryland has one of the largest student operated bus systems in the United States, with nearly 3 million trips annually on board a fleet of about 60 buses. While the system is overseen by professional staff, many system functions including dispatching, training, and operating are carried out by students most of the time. How many of those student operators might be transit fans?
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