This fall semester students can expect to see shiny new buses, new drivers and changes to routes in the Bobcat Shuttle service as the university enters into a contract with a new service provider.
The contract with Transdev, the bus contractor that merged with Veolia Transport in 2011, went into full effect Aug. 9. Transdev is now the official Texas State shuttle provider, said Steven Herrera, Bobcat Shuttle service manager. The previous contractor, First Transit, was replaced by Transdev after a bidding process for a new provider took place last year.
Students passed a referendum in April 2013 to raise the bus fee from $78 to $95, and the increase helped sustain the new contract with Transdev, according to a Nov. 20 University Star article.