Transportation Services for the Mobility Impaired
Priority seating on buses and curb-to-curb van services are available as a courtesy to members of the University community who are eligible. Van service is available from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. on class days. All services are available upon request for on-campus facilities. For further service and eligibility information call Paratransit at (706) 369-5991.
Eligibility for Paratransit Services
Accessible van service is provided by the Campus Transit System and is available to eligible persons with mobility, visual, and other health-related impairments. Eligibility for use of the van service on a regular basis must be established through the Disability Resource Center in Clark-Howell Hall (706-542-8719). Students, staff and faculty with temporary disabilities who require service on a short-term basis should contact Campus Transit directly to enroll for service. Service will be provided as space is available. Passengers with disabilities and their personal care attendants (if required) are authorized to use the van.
Scheduling Paratransit Service
We offer two types of service. Regularly scheduled service allows you to schedule trips that occur on a repeating basis over an extended period of time. On-call service allows you to schedule trips that occur on an irregular basis or trips that will occur over a short period of time.
Service Delays and Problems
Delays and problems often occur due to traffic, weather, and patrons being late. To avoid delaying other patrons, be ready to board the van when it arrives. Call Campus Transit (706-369-5991) if your van does not arrive within five minutes of the scheduled time. During after hours, call the cell phone number provided at registration.
Through a contractual agreement with the Athens-Clarke County Government, students, staff and faculty with disabilities who are registered to use their service may use Athens Transit “The Lift” at no charge. Athens Transit requires prior certification for users and 24-hour notice on most trips.