November 29, 2016 — Chicago
Transdev Wins Operations Contract for Florida Polytechnic University
Transdev, the leading global provider of multi-modal transportation solutions, is pleased to announce it has started operations of the Florida Polytechnic University campus shuttle, delivering students from off-site housing and parking lots to central campus. The new campus shuttle operation features two routes now and is expected to grow in the coming years as the university expands enrollment.
The university is located in Lakeland, Fla. halfway between Tampa and Orlando. Florida Polytechnic was founded in 2012 and has grown to a total enrollment of nearly 1,000. It focuses on STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and partners with technology firms to provide a curriculum that enhances career opportunities for students.
“It’s always exciting to get in on the ground floor so you can experience the continued growth with a customer,” said Tom Gahan, Regional Vice President of Southeast Region for On Demand. “As the student body continues to grow we are looking forward to providing solutions to make campus mobility even better.”
Transdev also operates campus shuttle at the University of Central Florida, Stanford University, Northern Illinois University, Texas State University, Washington University in St. Louis, a connector in Greensboro, N.C. that connects seven area campuses, and the Collegetown shuttle in Baltimore that connectssixuniversities. TransdevwillalsobeginoperationsatNorthCarolinaStateUniversity beginning in the 2017-2018 school year.
Transdev North America is the largest private sector operator of multiple modes of transit in North America, providing bus, rail, paratransit, shuttle, sedan and taxi services. We manage over 200 transportation contracts for cities, transit authorities and airports, providing safe and sustainable mobility solutions. Our mission is to improve public transportation, to enhance quality of life and combat global warming.