Georgia Southern University provides transportation services to students, faculty and staff
Georgia Southern University students, faculty, and staff don’t have to panic when it’s time to take a trip across campus or across town. Students, faculty and staff at the Statesboro campus have the option of not only renting cars through Zipcar, but now also using on-campus bikes provided by Lime.
The university’s parking and transportation services department has partnered with Zipcar Inc. since 2013 to provide accessible car services to faculty, students and staff at the Statesboro campus, while Lime is on campus. since August 18.
For the price of about four lattes, everyone on the Statesboro campus can have access to two cars each year that can be checked and driven for up to 180 miles a day.
“Zipcar benefits students who do not have their own vehicle and need to travel to areas in the area, such as grocery stores, pharmacies and other retail outlets,” said Michael Murphy, assistant marketing director of the university. “Any Georgia Southern University student can use the service and enjoy the mobility added to their university experience. Auxiliary Services takes pride in serving our students by providing convenient and secure services like Zipcar.
Zipcar cars are located in Lot C of the Centennial Place parking lot. They are available on demand and can be easily booked and accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The annual membership fee is $ 15 for students, faculty and staff. Student leaders, such as student government leaders, resident assistants, campus tour guides, and guidance staff, can register for free.
In an effort to stay on top of the rapidly evolving shared-use transportation environment, Georgia Southern continues to provide desirable options for students, faculty, and staff, such as the Lime ridesharing service.
If people don’t travel that far or want a more sustainable form of transportation, Lime charges 50 cents per 30 minutes of biking time for anyone with a college email address. Riders download the Lime app, find the bike closest to them, scan the bike and unlock it to ride. At the end of the ride, the bike is parked and locked for the use of the next rider.
“Lime always seeks to partner closely with cities, colleges and businesses to provide dockless, subsidy-free shared smart mobility services and promote urban mobility for the public,” said Megan Huggins, COO of Lime.
Zipcars can be used by the hour or by the day. A gas card, parking card and insurance card are included in the reservation. Additional costs will be charged for journeys over 180 km.
These services highlight the university’s efforts to provide viable transportation options for all students, faculty and staff.
Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie doctoral / research institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving over 27,000 students at nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online education. A leader in higher education in Southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student body with expert faculty, world-class scholarships, and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as academics, leaders and responsible stewards in their communities. Visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu.