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City Continues Partnership with ASU for Ram Rush Bus Services

Post Date:07/01/2019 4:23 PM

Albany, GA (June 26, 2019) – In the commission meeting this evening, the City Commissioners renewed the Ram Rush bus service contract for the third year between the Albany Transit System (ATS) and Albany State University (ASU).

The initial contract was executed in April 2017, and routes began in Fall of 2017. Since the implementation, the Ram Rush buses traveled 117,066 miles and made 180,560 passenger trips. The service is fully paid for through the university’s transportation fee that is a part of the students’ tuition. The City of Albany has a Memorandum of Understanding with the university outlining the service agreement terms, which is renewed annually. Faculty members can choose to pay the transportation fee and ride with a valid ID. The general public is permitted to use the service with Transit fare media.

David Hamilton, Director of Transportation, stated, “This is a great partnership with Albany State University that provides a much needed service to the students and faculty members. The service has been so successful that an additional bus will be added to the Ram Rush route.”

For more information, please contact Monique Broughton Knight, Public Information Officer at mbroughton@albanyga.gov.

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