There are currently about 260 bus drivers.
The University owns 92 full-size buses and 4 smaller buses.
80+ are used for daily routes and others are assigned to charters.
There are approximately 35 - 40 seats depending on the body style and layout.
Transit carries over 7.5 million riders per year.
On-campus ridership averages 19,000/day
Ridership off-campus averages 31,500/day, including both to campus and back home.
On-campus: 8; Off-campus: 10
It costs approximately $65/hour to operate a bus on route.
The starting pay for drivers is $9.75 per hour. Pay increases are based on the departmental Student Employee Pay Plan.
Approximately 3,000 gallons of diesel fuel is used a day during regular service hours in the Fall and Spring Semesters.
Approximately 57,000 during the fall semester, 57,000 during the spring semester and 19,000 during the summer.
About 1.75 million miles
We are currently at maximum capacity with a fleet of 100 buses. To increase
service would cost an approximate $90,000 to $180,000 per year per bus depending on the route as well as $500,000 to purchase
each new bus.
Some of the routes have been in place for at least 10 years with minor changes made
when needed. Routes are evaluated to look for improvements.
Route placement is based on requests for service and student population density data in the Bryan-College Station area.