Athens voters will have a chance to support a new Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) on November 7 of this year. Athens for Everyone supports a YES vote on this referendum. Athens deserves to be a world-class walkable, bikeable city, with a public transportation system that mobilizes […]

Vote YES to TSPLOST on November 7

On Sunday, August 6, 2017, Athens Transit will launch new service for the Athens Northside area. This new service, Route 30 – Northside Circulator, will serve Pinewoods, Athens Tech, Space Kroger, the DMV, VA clinic, Hallmark Mobile Home Park, and more! This is a “flex route,” meaning you can call […]

Bus service expanded to US-29!

From the ACC website: The Athens-Clarke County Unified Government is in the process of developing a bike/pedestrian master plan known as the Athens In Motion Plan. The Athens In Motion Plan will identify a clear strategy for near and long-term projects that will result in a safe, connected, and equitable […]

Athens in Motion: Interactive Map

Update (9/19/17): Athens for Everyone has endorsed the TSPLOST referendum, you can read more here: Vote YES to TSPLOST on November 7. Not quite our first TSPLOST… Athens voters approved a regional Transportation Special Local Option Sales Tax in 2012, but the neighboring rural counties rejected the one percent sales […]

Our take on the proposed transportation projects for TSPLOST

What we want: Athenians should be able to safely and efficiently get where they need to go, whether they’re walking, biking, driving, or using public transit. The ACC Complete Streets Policy needs to be strengthened to apply more broadly and more frequently. The benefits: Safer mobility. Roads with good bike […]

Establish a Network of Complete Streets in Athens

The ACC Mayor & Commission are set to vote on a program that will make Athens Transit buses free, year-round, for all Clarke County K-12 students at the August 2016 Voting Meeting. At the Agenda-Setting Session, Commissioner Sharyn Dickerson, District 1, brought up concerns that children couldn’t understand the value […]

Commissioner Dickerson Opposes K-12 Students Riding Athens Transit for “Free”

An Athens Bus Crosses Through Downtown Athens
Update: This item passed and Athens Transit is Fare-Free for all K-12 Clarke County students! In April, the ACC Commission approved allowing all students under 17 years of age to ride Athens Transit buses free for the summer of 2016. Athens for Everyone fully supported this idea and advocated for […]

Athens Transit Could be Fare-Free for Riders Under 18 Permanently! ...

Athens Transit’s grant proposal for 10 hybrid-engine buses was approved as part of the Go! Transit grant. Athens for Everyone members have been lobbying for hybrid engine buses for the Athens Transit system and is very pleased that this grant is being funded. UGA Transit was also approved for their grant proposal […]

Athens Transit to Receive Hybrid Buses, UGA to Receive All-Electric ...

At the Mayor and Commission Work session in January, Commissioner Melissa Link asked to redirect some of the state funding (LMIG) that Athens receives for transportation to bike and pedestrian infrastructure instead of reserving it only for road resurfacing as we are currently doing. Manager Alan Reddish dismissed this idea, […]

Re-imagining Transportation