ATHENS PUBLIC TRANSIT & GOBUS TO CELEBRATE OHIO LOVES TRANSIT DAY
Savings in store for passengers of transit programs
ATHENS, OH – Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 14, 2019, will be celebrated, as “Ohio Loves Transit Day” across the state of Ohio. The purpose of Ohio Loves Transit Day is to celebrate public transit and how it helps to move Ohio forward. Over 3 million Ohioans rely on public transportation every weekday—primarily for work trips—as they take advantage of safe, affordable transportation services. Public Transit allows mobility independence for veterans, seniors, people with disabilities, commuters, and students.
Athens County has a lot to celebrate. In 2018, Athens Public Transit, a program of Hocking Athens Perry Community Action (HAPCAP), provided 508,572 rides in the community- a 16% increase from 2017. Athens Public Transit, like Ohio’s 60 other transit systems, provide a vital link for people to be actively involved in the community by providing rides to work, job training programs, medical appointments, school, recreation activities and to visit family.
GoBus, also a HAPCAP program, is linking local and regional transportation systems across the state to provide meaningful connections between rural communities and urban centers.
Ohio Loves Transit Day Opportunities:
- Athens Public Transit will be free for all riders on all routes on 2/14/19 courtesy of the City of Athens.
- GoBus will offer a $2.00 discount from 2/5-2/15 using the promo code GBLUV19
- Visit transportation staff from GoBus and Ohio University at Lower Baker Center on Ohio University’s campus to learn more about these services and for other promotional items.
General tips for riding Athens Public Transit:
- All line schedules and routes are on the APT website at http://www.athenstransit.org/full-map-and-schedule/.
- The Athens County Mobility Coordinator, Jessie Schmitzer, is available to help you or your organization plan your trips, read schedules or provide other travel training; contact her at 740-594-8499 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Vehicle location technology is available for you to see exactly where your bus is using your smart phone or your desktop computer. Check out the org/tracker for more details.
- Trip planning is available on the website org/trip-planner using origin and destination addresses to help you plan what route is best for your trip.
- All vehicles are ADA accessible and can also transport bicycles.
- With expanded evening hours, routes through Athens, The Plains and Chauncey, and marked stop locations, riding Athens Public Transit has never been easier.