Derek Poarch, director of public safety, said the new shuttles, which will replace the older models, hold 30 people sitting and have enough room for another 30 people to stand comfortably.
Poarch said the new buses are specifically designed for running P2P routes, unlike the older buses, which were intended to be parking lot shuttles. "The buses are heavy duty and are designed to carry a larger group of people," he said.
And Poarch said the new buses will solve all the accessibility problems with the older models. "We think they will work well for the University," he said.
Poarch said funding for the buses was provided by an increase in student fees this year. The increase was voted on and approved by students last year.
Student Body President Brad Matthews said he feels the P2P system is a valuable service to students and was in need of an update.
"It's a great mode of transportation for a bunch of students, and we have to continue to maintain it so it can serve its purpose," he said.
"The old ones are falling apart."
Students said they enjoyed the social atmosphere of the P2P despite the older models' cramped seating.
"I didn't have too many problems with the old ones," freshman Heeral Patel said. "It's just that they were old."