Starting in June 2013, First Transit will begin managing and operating campus shuttle service for the University of Tennessee (UT) in Knoxville, Tenn. The company will provide transportation service to students, faculty and staff throughout the 550-acre campus. First Transit will employ a staff of 53, operating 20 newly designed shuttle buses that will transport more than 814,000 passengers throughout the year.
“We are pleased to bring our years of university shuttle service experience to the students of UT and to be a part of such a historical university,” said Scott Conroy, director of operations in the southeast region. “At this location, we will provide the university, students and faculty with a safe, cost-efficient and reliable transportation service throughout the school year. Our staff is eager to begin and we are excited to be a part of the UT family.”