OU and Athens contemplating transit service

21 05 2011

Though about proposals for Ohio University students and the City of Athens, this is a great article that overviews how different state universities provide transit service to students.   Currently, OU students pay regular prices ($1.50 per ride) to use Athens Transit.  (The $180 for yearly service would be nice if you regularly use on of the routes).

With smaller cities, who have a major employer in the University (Athens, Kent, Bowling Green), I can imagine that much of the transit planning involves designing routes that pass through the campus.  Larger cities/systems (Columbus, Akron, Cincinnati, and Cleveland [not mentioned in article, but all Case and CSU students have transit passes included in their tuition fees]), who of course would still need to plan, can more easily work with the university to offer discounted rates for students for existing service.  Athens Transit has three set routes.

from The Post