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.