Jan 13 2005

SHELBY ANNOUNCES OVER $370,000 FOR AUBURN UNIVERSITY TRANSIT SYSTEM STUDY

U. S. Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.), Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Treasury and General Government, announced today that $372,563 has been released from the Federal Transit Administration for the completion of the Auburn University Campus Transit System Study.

These funds will allow Auburn University to continue its development and execution of a plan to make the campus more pedestrian friendly. The study will consist of a number of major activities including the development of a plan for an intra-campus transit system to access various parts of campus and travel from exterior parking areas. The study will also develop a central receiving and distribution system, and will review the current transit system and parking fee system. Finally, the study will examine a short term and long term “game day” parking plan.

 

Sen. Shelby said, “Auburn University continues to grow and expand, and this study will afford them the opportunity to develop a plan that will enhance the safety of their students in high vehicle-traffic areas. I am pleased the Federal Transit Administration has released these funds so Auburn may continue to work on this important project.”