Then & Now

The Marguerite

Stanford University Archives
Horse-drawn carriage, ca. 1903-1906
Linda A. Cicero
Electric shuttle, 2016

Since the university’s beginnings, Stanford has provided free transportation. Initially, it was a buggy service that ran from Palo Alto to Stanford; the shuttle bus service has operated since the 1970s. The Marguerite shuttle is named after a horse that pulled one of the carriages during Stanford’s early years. In 2014, Stanford added 10 electric buses to its shuttle bus fleet, and is projected to add 10 more buses running on renewable energy in the near future.