The transportation services function of P&T delivers routine campus shuttle services, bus charter services and vehicle rentals for student organizations and university departments, and an on-demand service, TapRide, that will operate at scheduled times throughout the week and transport GC students and employees to and from select locations on campus and around Milledgeville for a flat rate.
Shuttle service is provided to all GC students, employees, and guests, and runs seven days a week during fall and spring semesters while school is in session. Shuttles are equipped with wheelchair lifts and bicycle racks.
Your safety is our primary concern.
Our bus drivers take pride in their ability to prevent many accidents each day. You can help prevent injury by following these safety tips:
- Stay back from the curb until the bus comes to a complete stop.
- Cross the street behind the bus. Unlike a school bus there is not a mandatory requirement for vehicles to stop behind the campus shuttles.
- Do not walk between two stopped buses.
- Your driver is a fully-trained, licensed, professional bus operator.
- Be ready to get on/off the bus when it stops.
- Drivers will not open the doors once they begin to enter traffic.
- Drivers are instructed to load and unload at bus stops only.
- Buses have a maximum capacity load and drivers may ask riders at a stop to wait for the next bus if they are at their limit.
P&T can be contracted by university departments, student organizations, and administrative offices for chartered trips. Vehicles ranging from 12-passenger turtle vans to 56-passenger motor coaches are available upon request.
Rates are based on the mileage, duration, and fuel consumption of a trip, and are reviewed on a regular basis to ensure competitive prices are offered to the Georgia College community.
Reservation and Payment
You will receive a charter confirmation via email upon submission of the request and again when the request has been fulfilled. You will be invoiced via email upon completion of the trip, and may pay with a department account number through internal transfer or with a card, check, or cash. No pre-trip deposit is necessary. Payment in full is requested within two weeks of the conclusion of the trip.
Bus capacities and features vary. Please see the chart below to determine which bus meets your needs.
If chartering a bus, food and drink are allowed; however, please place all trash in the trash can at the front of the bus when the trip ends.
Georgia College employees can rent vans, sedans, and golf carts for university-related business following the completion of a registration and training process.
In order to rent and drive a GC vehicle, you must pass a Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) and complete the WEX pin registration process. A WEX card (comparable to your credit/debit card) is located in the glove compartment of each rental vehicle and an individually assigned WEX pin (like your credit/debit card pin) is required to use the card to fuel the vehicle. To register for a WEX pin, contact Millie Dempsey, Manager of Parking and Transportation Operations, or call 478-445-8586.
Rates and Payment
Rates are based on the mileage, duration, and fuel consumption of a trip, and are reviewed on a regular basis to ensure competitive prices are offered to the Georgia College community. You will receive a rental confirmation via email upon submission of the request and again when the request has been fulfilled. You will be invoiced via email upon completion of the trip, and may pay with a department account number through internal transfer or with a card, check, or cash. No pre-trip deposit is necessary. Payment in full is requested within two weeks of the conclusion of the trip.
Vehicle Rental and Return
You should plan to pick up and return their rental vehicle from the N. Irwin St. parking lot (lot #28). You may leave your vehicle in the N. Irwin St. parking lot while you are on your trip. You may park in this lot with any valid GC parking permit (Employee, Perimeter, Resident, or Commuter).
You may pick up the keys to the rental vehicle 1) at the Parking and Transportation Services office at The Depot at 610 W. Greene St. during regularly scheduled office hours, or 2) from a lockbox inside the N. Irwin St. parking lot shuttle stop. If you will be picking up the keys before or after regularly scheduled office hours, or if you would simply prefer to retrieve the keys from the lockbox, please select the lockbox option in the rental request. A lockbox combination will be shared with you via email.
TapRide is an app-based, on-demand, ride share service for university students and employees. The service operates at scheduled times throughout the week and is available to transport users to and from select locations on campus and around Milledgeville for a flat rate of $5 per “one-way” ride.
TapRide drivers are trained GC students. If you are interested in becoming a TapRide driver, contact John Jackson, P&T Maintenance Manager.