Jan 26 2004

SHELBY ANNOUNCES AUBURN TRANSIT SYSTEM STUDY WILL RECEIVE $367,500

U. S. Sen. Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala.), Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Treasury and General Government, announced today that $367,500 has been released from the Federal Transit Administration for the Auburn University Campus Transit System Study.

The purpose of this study is to develop and execute a plan to make the campus at Auburn University 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 awarded these funds so Auburn may begin this important project.”