Athens Public Transit

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Area served Athens, The Plains and Chauncey in OH
Founded 1983
Fleet size 10
Number of routes 6
Ridership 316,432 (2015, annual)
Operator McDonald Transit Associates
Website athenstransit.org
Facebook @AthensTransitOH
Twitter @AthensTransitOH

Athens Public Transit is the public transportation provider to the city of Athens, Ohio and the surrounding areas. The service is operated and maintained under contract to McDonald Transit Associates since 2007.[1]

Routes

Note: Bus service does not run on Sundays, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Systems Map and Schedules

  • Southside/Eastside Crosstown (routes 2 & 3)
  • Campus/Westside Crosstown (route 4)
  • West Athens/Plains/Chauncey (routes 5 & 6)
  • Summit Loop

Connecting agencies

Athens Public Transit connects at Ohio University to goBus, a regional carrier with service to larger cities in Ohio on five routes.

Fares

Current

Facilities

Garage/Office

  • Address: 397 W. State St., Athens, OH 45701
  • E-mail: info@athenstransit.org
  • Phone: (740) 592-2727

Bus Roster

Accurate as of 8/2020.

Active

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
0223 2002 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G18E102R2)
Cummins ISC
500 2005 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G29D102N2)
Cummins ISL Ex-Metro Regional Transit Authority 1501
600 2006 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G29D102N2)
Cummins ISL Allison Ex-Metro Regional Transit Authority 1509
1400 2014 Ford/Goshen Coach E-450/GC II
1401 2014 Ford/Starcraft F-550
1600-1602 2016 Ford/Champion Bus E-450/LF Transport
1700 2017 Ford Transit
1701-1702 2017 Ford/Champion Bus E-450/LF Transport
1800 2018 Ford Transit
1900-1901 2019 Ford/Champion Bus E-450/LF Transport

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
209 1990? Gillig Phantom 35'
  • Ex-?.
  • 1 unit.
1100 Athens Public Transit 1100-a.jpg 2011 Ford/Goshen Coach E-450/GC II VIN: 1FDFE4FS7BDA09927; Lic. Plate: 604YGG.
1300 2013 Ford/Goshen Coach E-450/GC II
5430 1999 ? ? VIN: 2B6IB3125XK580087
5440 2002 Ford/Goshen Coach E-450 VIN: 1FDXE45FX2HB65039
5450 2003 Ford/Goshen Coach E-450 VIN: 1FDXE45F3HB58419
5462 2004 Ford/Goshen Coach E-450 VIN: 1FDXE45P34HB50684
5463 1991 Gillig Phantom 35' (3596TB6V92T) Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748 Ex-Valley Metro (Roanoke) 9105; bought in 2009.
5464 1993 Gillig Phantom 30' (3096TB6V92T) Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Ex-Wilson Transit System 453; bought in 2009.
5465-5466 2008 Ford/Goshen Coach E-450/GC II
  • 5465 VIN: 1FD4E12P98DB56845
  • 5466 VIN: 1FD4E45P08DB56846
5470, 5475 2010 Ford/Goshen Coach E-450/GC II
9720, 9722 1997 Gillig Phantom 30' Ex-?
9800 1998 NFI D35LF Ex-?

References

  1. Locations, McDonald Transit Associates.