Bus Stop Improvement Program

  • Created in 2000 after SPLOST referendum approved by voters in the county during the same year. SPLOST funding was subsequently re-approved in 2005, 2011, and 2018.
  • Pre-2018 Improvements: 403 various bus stop improvements were completed prior to 2018 including: 68 improved landing pads, 223 benches, and 110 bus shelters, with 11 of those being Art Shelters. 
  • 2018–Today: 412 various bus stop improvements which include 23 improved landing pads, 194 benches, and 195 bus shelters, with 43 of those being Art Shelters
  • In Process: Improved wayfinding that includes 500 informational, site-specific static signs which assist with transit navigation, electronic signage, including solar-powered e-ink signs, that provide real-time information on buses, and at select locations throughout Clarke-County.

Expanding Fare-Free Categories

Athens-Clarke County Transit aspires to provide convenient, affordable transit service to all. As a part of this mission, we are expanding our fare-free categories as budget allows. Fare-Free categories were expanded in 2019 to include:

  • Youth 18 and Under
  • Senior Citizens 65 and Older
  • Those with disabilities
  • ACC Government Employees

Approved Fare-Free Beginning January, 2021

  • Nights and weekends for all

Recently Completed Projects

  • 10 million dollar, Multimodal Transportation Center, on East Broad Street, adjacent to the rail corridor and the Classic Center parking deck
  • Phase III of bus stop improvement program.
  • Phasing-out of diesel buses with hybrid electric buses.