MPTA names university Transit System of the Year

The Minnesota Public Transit Association (MPTA) has named the University of Minnesota’s Parking and Transportation Services as the Transit System of the Year. The award singles out organizations that are tops in efficiency and effectiveness in regards to ridership, safety, cost, maintenance proficiency and achievement of goals and objectives. More than 3.8 million people ride the university’s shuttle each year. First Transit has operated the shuttle since 2007. Cincinnati, OH-based First Transit manages nearly 11,000 buses for transit authorities and private companies nationwide. For more, visit