From Kevin’s Desk: A Debate and a ROADeo (10/18/19)

Dear Colleagues:

Happy Friday!

F&O’s Logistics, Transportation & Parking (LTP) recently held their annual Bus Roadeo (pun intended), in collaboration with the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (AAATA). A good-natured competition, bus drivers from both organizations showcase their talent, maneuvering their 40-foot buses through a complicated course – everyone has a great time, and the winner gets a trophy! You can learn more about this fun event on our website. Our LTP bus drivers, along with the AAATA drivers, provide invaluable transportation to students, faculty and staff, and are crucial to the functioning of our campus and greater community. Congrats to everyone who participated in the Bus Roadeo and thank you to all of our LTP colleagues who transport people on and off our campus every day. You folks ROCK! 

And speaking of moving A LOT of people onto our campus, last week President Schlissel announced that the University of Michigan has been selected to host a U.S. presidential debate next fall! This is a wonderful opportunity for us to contribute to our nation’s democratic election process and encourage civic engagement, all while showcasing our outstanding university. Many B&F teams will play a role in planning and supporting the event logistics, as thousands of reporters, campaign staffers and others descend on our campus for the debate. Thank you to all of our B&F colleagues who contributed to U-M’s selection and who will ensure we host a historic and truly fantastic event.

Have a wonderful fall week and thank you for all you do to Make Blue Go!

With much appreciation and gratitude,


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