PTS in the News
As Turkeys Take Over Campus, Some Colleges Are More Thankful Than Others
New York Times - November 25, 2021 - They are lounging next to bike racks and outside dorms.
Gopher Chauffeur faces staff shortage upon reopening this Fall
November 21, 2021 - Boynton Health’s Gopher Chauffeur is back operating after suspending its service in March 2020 due to COVID-19. Despite facing the challenge of a staff shortage, Gopher Chauffeur continues to operate as they hope to gain more student employees.
Pandemic causes confusion in parking access to graduate students
MN Daily - November 19, 2021 - As the recent Council of Graduate Students (COGS) meeting on Oct. 14 got underway, there was some tension regarding the speed of University of Minnesota’s leadership to address parking issues, which graduate students say has impacted their work at the University.
U of M study shows how small changes can make big improvements to pedestrian safety
FOX9 - November 9, 2021 - A study released this week by researchers at the University of Minnesota Department of Mechanical Engineering shows how low-cost reminders to drivers about pedestrian safety can lead to more drivers yielding.
Full fares have returned to Metro Transit
Star Tribune - November 1, 2021 - Metro Transit bus and light-rail riders began paying full fares Monday after paying just $1 per ride for the past two months.
The Plight of Transit in 2021
StreetsMN blog - November 1, 2021 - I used to post a Quarterly Transit report, but that stopped with the onset of the pandemic.
Regional bus providers hit hard during pandemic
SWNewsMedia - October 28, 2021 - Like most industries during the pandemic, public transit saw a major decline in business.
Bikeway extension? New study outlines economic benefits of extending the Midtown Greenway
MCF Monitor - October 17, 2021 - Extending the Midtown Greenway into St. Paul could generate $3 billion in economic development, according to a recent study, and the supporters say the route will help fight climate change.
New Graduate advocacy group aims to make improvements for students
MN Daily - September 29, 2021 - This fall, the University of Minnesota’s Council of Graduate Students (COGS) recruited new members to form the COGS Advocacy Group to address graduate student issues after a year and a half of social unrest and the pandemic exacerbating unattended issues of work and schooling.
Students earning financial aid eligible for $5 bike memberships
MN Daily - September 23, 2021 - New this year, Nice Ride for All is offering discounted bike rides to all University students who receive federal grants.
9 Things To Do Around the University of Minnesota
Yahoo News - September 1, 2021 - The University of Minnesota is welcoming droves of Golden Gophers to its campuses over the next several days.
Metro Transit to temporarily cut fares to a $1 a ride this fall
Star Tribune - August 10, 2021 - In an effort to lure back passengers who strayed from public transportation during the COVID-19 outbreak, Metro Transit plans to cut most fares on buses and trains to $1 a trip in September and October.