Project 4: Transit Service Expansion Project

Project Summary

Transit Service Expansion Project, includes capital related expenditures to enable extending Athens Transit bus service along the Highway 29 corridor and connecting areas. The extension should include, but not limited to, a route that would extend service on Highway 29 and other surrounding areas from the intersection of Highway 29 and Hull Road to possibly as far north as the Athens Clarke/Madison County line and between Highway 72 to Danielsville Road. The route may also include connecting side streets and as noted in the Transit Comprehensive Plan, as may be amended from time to time.

Project Updates

The expanded route has been put into service. Route 33 is the new expanded service route. The bus for this route was ordered on December 19, 2017, at the same time as the buses for Project #2. The new bus arrived and was added to the fleet on March 21, 2019.  Design is underway for the bus stop improvements along the route and those improvements will be funded with the remaining project funds as part of an ongoing SPLOST 2011 Project.

*as of 7/15/2019

Estimated Costs:  
TSPLOST 2018 Budget
$940,000
Estimated Annual Operating Impact
$230,000

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