Kennesaw State University launches a new shuttle system for employees

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Aug. 10‚ 2007) — For the first time in the institution’s history‚…

Georgia (Aug 10, 2007) — Kennesaw State University launches a new shuttle system for employees

Stacey Moore

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Contact: Director of University Relations
Frances Weyand Harrison
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Writer: Stacey Moore‚ 770−423−6343 or smoore66@kennesaw.edu

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Aug. 10‚ 2007) — For the first time in the institution’s history‚ Kennesaw State University is introducing a new bus shuttle system set to begin Monday‚ Aug. 13. Kennesaw State‚ the third−largest public university in Georgia‚ is the eighth−largest employer in Cobb County.

Kennesaw State employees experienced a trial run of the new shuttle system today‚ with full service starting at 4:45 a.m. Monday with an eight−bus fleet.

Major construction projects set to begin on the KSU campus in the coming weeks – including a 2‚600−space central parking deck and a new student residence hall – have impacted existing parking lots‚ dictating the need for employees to park off site. More than 500 people already have signed up for the initial phase of off−campus parking.

“I am grateful for the large number of employees who have volunteered to use the shuttle service‚” President Daniel S. Papp said. “Their efforts will go a long way in helping the university address our transportation needs.”

Kennesaw State secured two off−campus locations for employee parking. The shuttle buses will run in continuous loops from the temporary parking lots to designated stops on the institution’s grounds. Service from the Bank of America deck‚ located off of Town Park Drive‚ will run from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.‚ and service from the Town Point lot‚ located south of Chastain Road‚ will occur from 4:45 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Shuttle buses will operate from both locations Monday through Friday. The service will be provided by First Transit‚ Inc.

For more information‚ including maps and shuttle schedules‚ visit the Auxiliary Services Parking Information Web site at http://www.kennesaw.edu/parking/.


ONLINE PRESS KIT:

Photos are available by clicking on the following link https://files.kennesaw.edu/xythoswfs/webui/_xy−547791_1

For the parking and shuttle map‚ go to http://www.kennesaw.edu/parking/map.pdf

Visit http://www.kennesaw.edu/parking/shuttles.shtml for the latest shuttle schedule.


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A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate in education.


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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 35,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. A Carnegie-designated doctoral institution, it is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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