What is fare-free bus service? Fare-free means that there are no fees for riders at all; anyone can get on and ride whenever they want. It’s that simple! Video from Cities that provide fare-free transit include some far-off destinations such as Tallinn, capital of Estonia, and others much closer […]

The Case for Fare-Free Bus Service

A Route 7 - Prince Avenue bus rolls through down on Broad Street
In Athens, most of us drive cars to get everywhere we need to go. Many areas of town are inaccessible except by car; we couldn’t walk or bike there safely even if we wanted. Likewise, bus routes don’t go everywhere we need to go, and they often aren’t on a […]

Three Reasons Why Transit Ridership Matters

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

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 ...