The University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Start of UMass Amherst transit system


A transportation grant was awarded in 1972 to Professor Paul Shuldiner of the Civil Engineering Department and professor William Goss of the Mechanical Engineering Department to implement a transit system for the Amherst area and a study of the effects of this system involving the university community. Ten 30-foot twin coaches were purchased in 1973. The design seen on the buses through the 1990s was the original design created by Stella Schoenhut, a textile designer from Leverett, Massachusetts.