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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Campus Transit runs it round the clock

From UGA's Columns magazine, good news for those who need campus-centered transit late night:
24-hour bus service
UGA’s Campus Transit System now offers bus services 24 hours per day.

A new bus route named UGA Overnight will operate from 1 a.m.–6:30 a.m. with stops from Family Housing all the way to the Arch. The route will serve stops similar to the Weekender route, except that the bus will not leave campus.

The bus will stop at Family Housing Building S, the East Campus parking deck, Snelling Dining Commons, Russell Hall, the Arch, the Tate Student Center, the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel and East Village Commons. Additional stops along the route may be made if requested.

Two buses will operate the route with approximately 15- 20 minutes between them so riders should have to wait no more than 20 minutes for a bus.

The new route will be offered on a trial basis fall semester to gauge demand for the service.

The route will run Mondays through early Saturday mornings with regular weekend bus service ­available from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Campus night routes, operating from 6 p.m. until 1 a.m., remain unchanged from last year.

Campus Transit also has extended the route hours for the Milledge Avenue bus service from 7 p.m. until 10:15 p.m. This route runs through Five Points and by the fraternity and sorority houses on Milledge Avenue.

For additional information on the new route, including a timetable and list of its stops, visit and click on the Full Service link, then the UGA Overnight link.

Also in transit news, ABH covers the debate over funding those funky bus shelters.

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