UNA (Ala.) pilots new ‘eco-friendly’ transportation system for students

  • Date: 10/27/2023

The University of North Alabama (UNA) is piloting a new transportation program for its students. They’re getting off the bus and into Tesla.

UNA partnered with the company Slidr to bring an on-demand, eco-friendly option to campus.

The school says it struggled to keep up the maintenance on the bus service they were using and the vehicles had a tough time getting through the small neighborhoods on campus. They say this new partnership makes it easier to get around.

“We’re always looking to ease our student’s orientation to UNA [and] help them with transportation around town. Some have cars, some don’t… We have a lot of international students who might not have transportation, so the more good options we can provide our students the better,” UNA President Kenneth Kitts told News 19.

The school says the average ride will be five minutes in a car. Slidr is incurring the cost while the pilot program continues. None of the cost will be passed along to the student.

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