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DU Partners With MV Transportation to Pilot New Campus Shuttle

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Theresa Ahrens

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The University of Denver announced Monday a new partnership with MV Transportation to pilot its new campus shuttle. The DU Shuttle will serve faculty, staff and students Monday-Friday from 7a.m. – 7 p.m. with hopes to expand beyond the university community in early 2020. The DU Shuttle will provide rides along two designated routes around the perimeter of campus.

The DU Shuttle is an exciting step in the implementation of the University’s strategic plan, DU IMPACT 2025, which is funding the shuttle. DU will run two shuttles, each ADA compliant, with seats for 12 riders.

“Our partnership with MV Transportation is another step towards realizing our sustainability goals and developing a mobility hub at the light rail station,” said Chad King, DU’s director of sustainability. “This community is hungry for more mobility options. DU already offers a transit pass to faculty, staff and students and we are excited to be able to continue to this forward momentum toward last mile connections.”

After a very competitive selection process, MV Transportation was selected to provide the service for DU. MV Transportation also works with RTD’s Access-a-Ride program.

“We are excited about our partnership with DU and appreciate the confidence they have placed in MV,” said Lisa Kelliher, MV’s Senior Vice President for the Midwest region.  “We look forward to bringing new and innovative ideas that enhance the overall passenger experience as people commute to and from campus.”

To ride the DU Shuttle, riders must download the Tripshot rider app which will provide ETA of the shuttle, routes and more.

“Improving mobility for all: it’s why we exist,” said Rob Antoniak, Tripshot’s Vice President of Business Development and Strategy. “We work diligently to tailor our mobility technology to meet the expectations of today’s passengers, transit system operators and administrators. We’re thrilled that students, faculty and staff at DU now have access to better mobility.”