Project 3: Bus Stop & Transfer Facilities Improvement Project

Project Summary

The Bus Stop & Transfer Facilities Improvement Project includes transit related improvements for the land acquisition, design, and construction of decentralized transit transfer facilities outside of the downtown terminal.

A bus transfer is the ability for a passenger to transfer safely from one bus route to another bus route at a specific stop or location where two or more bus routes intersect. The three new facilities will reduce headway times between buses, reduce lost time passengers currently face when transferring between routes, and include amenities to enhance the user and operator experience at these new facilities.

The sheltered facilities will have updated amenities and will be placed in strategic locations close by to job centers, retail, food, and beverage locations. The new facilities will accommodate multiple public transit vehicles simultaneously, making it easier for Transit riders to switch between routes in less time and for both riders and operators to enjoy the benefits and amenities provided by the new facilities.

Public Input through Sunday, October 3

The Athens-Clarke County Transit Department is seeking public input through Sunday, October 3 on the three new bus transfer facilities that will be strategically located throughout the county. 

The purpose of the public comment is to help determine where additional transfer facilities with passenger amenities could be located. Public comment will be taken through public meetings and an online story map and survey available through this page.

The public is invited to find out more about the project and provide feedback through a public meeting:

Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Athens-Clarke County Multimodal Transportation Center
775 East Broad Street
Athens, GA 30601
2:00-6:00 PM
Drop-in format
Bilingual staff (Spanish and English) will be on-site to answer all questions in Spanish and English.

Two additional “pop-up” meetings will also be held with details to be determined. Public comment is also available through October 3 on this webpage through the button below.

For additional details, contact 762-400-6557 or email pat.hale@accgov.com.

Resources

Transfer Facilities Zone Map
Estimated Costs  
TSPLOST 2018 Budget
$500,000
Estimated Annual Operating Impact
$0