This article was published on June 27, 2019 by the UMass Amherst News & Media Relations office.
Transit Services celebrated its 50th anniversary of providing public bus service for the campus community on Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15.
Around 160 alumni, spanning the full 50 years, attended the weekend-long celebration.
The weekend began with a reception in Old Chapel. Paul Jablonski, a former campus bus driver and current CEO at the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, was a featured speaker.
Jablonski came to UMass originally to pursue a pre-med curriculum but took a part-time job as a bus driver, since he had experience driving trucks on farms in Hatfield, MA.