Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Provisions

Athens Transit System will provide wheelchair accommodation provided the chair does not exceed the following dimensions: 30 inches in width, 48 inches in length and the weight of the chair, when occupied, does not exceed 800 pounds for Lift Service and 1000 pounds for fixed-route bus service.

Mobility Impairment
For people with a mobility impairment which prevents them from using fixed-route bus service we offer The Lift, Athens-Clarke County Transit’s demand response transportation. The application can be found here. You may also request an application for The Lift by calling 706-613-3435 or by coming to the Athens Transit Office. Accessible formats are available upon request by contacting Patricia Hale at or 613-3913. 

ADA Reasonable Modification of Policies and Practices

Athens Transit System will make reasonable modifications to policies, practices, or procedures when the modifications are necessary to avoid discrimination on the basis of disability or to provide program accessibility to its services, subject to the limitations of Federal Regulations § 37.169(c)(1)–(3).

Individuals requesting modifications to Athens Transit System service shall contact the ADA Coordinator and describe what they need in order to use the service. Individuals requesting modifications are not required to use the term “reasonable modification” when making a request.

For ADA information, contact:

Patricia Hale, Interim Director, Athens Transit
Transit Department of the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County, GA
775 East Broad Street, Athens, GA 30601