ALERT: Homecoming Parade Service Outage

On Saturday, October 8th, the Ohio University Homecoming Parade will close most of Uptown Athens and Campus to vehicle traffic. From start of service until around 1:00pm, no APT lines will be able to access these areas, including the Baker Center Bus Hub on West Mulberry St.

APT encourages passengers to postpone their normal weekend transit travel plans until after 1pm, as arrival times throughout our service area will not bear any relationship to the published schedule. For those who must travel during the parade window, a temporary transfer hub will be located in front of the Athens Middle School on W State St; buses will not exchange passengers on the normal timed schedule.

We are opening the entire service area to roadside hailing during the detour period, and encourage you to track your bus on Doublemap to figure out when it will arrive. Parade-goers who park at the Athens County Fairgrounds can walk a block to the southeast corner of Shafer and Union and catch any APT line to go uptown.

The following is a list of stops closed by bus line.

Lines 2 and 3 will be unable to reach the following stops:

  • Baker Center Bus Hub
  • Court/President
  • Court/Washington
  • Congress/Washington
  • Richland/President
  • Richland/W Green Drive, both directions.
Line 3 will resume regular service at 1pm; Line 2 will resume regular service at 1:30pm.

Line 4 will not be able to reach the following stops:

Eastbound:

  • Shafer/W Union
  • W Green Drive – Central Food
  • W Green Drive – Stocker Center
  • W Green/Richland
  • S Green Drive /University Terrace
  • Race Street – Morton Hall
  • Stewart Street – Front Four
  • Stewart/E Union
  • Stewart/Mill

Westbound:

  • Mill/Stewart
  • Stewart/E Union
  • Stewart Street – Front Four
  • Race Street – Morton Hall
  • University Terrace/S Green Drive
  • West Green/Richland
  • West Green/Stocker
  • West Green/Central Food

Beginning at 12:45pm the 4 eastbound will follow its regular route. However, due to regular home football gameday detours, westbound stops at W Green/Richland, W Green/Stocker, and W Green/Central Food will remain closed for the entire service day (see Fall Football Gamedays for details.

Line 5 will not be able to reach the following stops:

  • Baker Center Bus Hub
  • Shafer/W Union
  • W Union/Factory
  • W Union/Beasley Mill
  • Richland/President
  • Court/President
  • Court/Washington
Line 5 will resume regular service at 1:30pm.

Line 6 will not be able to reach the following stops:

  • Baker Center Bus Hub
  • Court/President
  • Court/Washington
  • Congress/Washington
  • W Union/Beasley Mills
  • W Union/WUSOC
  • W Union/Shafer
  • Carpenter/Mound
  • Richland/President
Line 6 will resume regular service at 1:00pm.

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