Georgia Southern University offers transportation services to students, faculty and staff
Georgia Southern University students, faculty and staff need not panic when it’s time to take a trip across campus or across town. Students, faculty and staff on the Statesboro Campus have the ability to not only rent cars through Zipcar but also now utilize bikes on campus provided through Lime.
The University’s Parking and Transportation Services department has partnered with Zipcar Inc., since 2013 to offer accessible car services to faculty, students and staff on the Statesboro Campus, while Lime has been on campus since Aug. 18.
For the price of about four lattes, everyone on the Statesboro campus can have annual access to two cars that are available to be checked out and driven up to 180 miles a day.
“Zipcar benefits students who do not have their own vehicles and need to get to locations within the area, such as grocery stores, pharmacies and other retail locations,” said University Director of Auxiliary Marketing Michael Murphy. “Any student of Georgia Southern University can use the service and enjoy the added mobility to their college experience. Auxiliary Services is proud to serve our students by providing convenient, safe services like Zipcar.”
Zipcars are located in Lot C in the Centennial Place Parking Lot. They are available on-demand and can be easily reserved and accessed 24 hours a day, seven 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 orientation staff, can join for free.
In an effort to stay on top of the rapidly changing shared-use transportation environment, Georgia Southern continues to provide students, faculty and staff with desirable options, such as rideshare service Lime.
If people aren’t traveling as far or want a more sustainable way of traveling, Lime charges 50 cents per 30 minutes of bike time for anyone with a University 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 next rider’s use.
“Lime always seeks to partner closely with cities, colleges and businesses to provide dock-free, subsidy-free, shared smart mobility services and promote urban mobility for the public,” said Lime Operations Manager Megan Huggins.
Zipcars can be used by the hour or by the day. A gas card, parking card and insurance card are included in the reservation. There will be an additional charge for trips over 180 miles.
These services highlight the university’s efforts to provide all students, faculty and staff with viable transportation options.
Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving more than 27,000 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu.
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