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Records of Shuttle-UM


Records of Shuttle-UM
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14.75 linear feet
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University of Maryland
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

Shuttle-UM, a transportation service provided free of charge to University of Maryland students and employees, began as a nighttime security service in fall of 1972, with four buses and three routes in place by the following spring. Off-campus commuter routes were added in spring 1976. Today, Shuttle-UM offers commuter, security, paratransit, and charter services as a division of the University of Maryland Department of Transportation Services (UM-DOTS). As of the 2011-2012 school year, annual ridership exceeds three million persons, served by a fleet of over 60 vehicles. The records of Shuttle-UM document the administration, operations, and history of the service. They consist of annual reports, publications (including reports, proposals, and employee handbooks and manuals), and other administrative materials, including correspondence, policies, meeting minutes, and forms. Also included are bus schedules and route information, dispatcher logs, shift schedules, staff listings and papers written about the history of the organization, as well as slides, negatives, and audio and video cassettes.

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Records of Shuttle-UM, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

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