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Athens Transit Reduces Service but Is Now Free

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To reduce transmissions of coronavirus, Athens Transit is switching to a weekend level of service and will stop collecting fares through Apr. 7.

Nine routes will operate from 7:30 a.m. until 9:45 p.m.: 1 (North Avenue), 2 (East Broad/Nellie B), 5 (Beechwood/Baxter Street), 6 (Hancock/Abbey West), 7 (Prince Avenue), 8 (Barber Street/Newton Bridge), 20 (West Broad/Atlanta Highway), 25 (Lexington/Gaines School) and 27 (Barnett Shoals/Gaines School).

Passengers can only enter and exit the bus through the rear door to ensure social distancing between the driver and riders. No youths under 18 are allowed to ride unless accompanied by an adult.

The Multimodal Center building is closed to the public, but transfers will continue in the outdoor bus bays. Riders are required to exit the bus at the Multimodal Center or somewhere along the route to prevent people from continuously riding throughout the day.

The on-demand service The Lift is only available for medical purposes.

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