ATS and UGA

Facts


There are mutual benefits of the student transportation agreement between the University of Georgia (UGA) and Athens-Clarke County. This agreement:
  • Avoids the need to use limited space within the central campus for parking facilities, thus freeing its use
  • Improves operational efficiency by minimizing the duplication of services provided by ACC and UGA and reducing the cost of transit services to both systems for academic needs
  • Increases pedestrian safety by reducing automobile traffic
  • Lessens congestion on Athens-Clarke County roads
  • Lessens parking needs at UGA and the related cost
  • Lessens the need to construct new roads
  • Provides a safer mode of transportation for students
  • Provides students with access to and from off-campus housing
  • Provides students mobility throughout most of Athens-Clarke County
  • Provides student transportation to jobs, recreational opportunities, medical services, social activities, and community services
  • Reduces air pollution
  • Reduces vehicle congestion on campus
  • Reduces parking problems downtown and the related cost
  • Reduces the need to add additional lane miles to existing roadways
  • Stimulates economic growth for the community
2011 - 2013 UGA Ridership Comparisons (Excel Spreadsheet).

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