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Peay Pick Up FAQ

 

What is the purpose Peay Pickup Program?

In partnership with the Clarksville Transit System (CTS), the Student Government Association (SGA) is providing students, faculty, and staff free transportation around the perimeter of campus via The Peay Pickup (trolley system) and free transportation around town on CTS buses wherever the city bus system runs currently. The purpose of the Peay Pickup is to provide the university community transportation from the exterior parts of campus to interior parts of campus.

What is the history of this service?

During a special  referendum, which was held in March 2008, students voted to implement the Peay Pick-up and CTS Bus Service program. During its initial year of operation, thousands of individuals took advantage of this service which was provided to students, faculty, and staff.

What is the fee for the Peay Pickup trolley and Clarksville Transit Authority busses?

Students are charged as part of the General Access Fee on a student's semester bill. This will provide pre-paid access for all APSU students to the Peay Pickup trolley and all bus services currently being provided by the Clarksville Transit Authority. APSU faculty and staff are able to use the same services as part of their benefits.

How much is the fee?

As part of the General Access Fee each semester, students pay $8 (each semester) for the Peay Pickup trolley service and Clarksville Transit Authority buses.

If I am a faculty or staff member and I am taking classes too, am I exempt from paying the fee?

No.

Are there any exemptions from the fee?

As a main campus student, every student is assessed the General Access Fee.

I like to drive to class. I don't ever plan on using the bus. Why should I have to pay the bus fee?

 All main campus students pay a general access fees. The trolley service fee is a part of the general access fees that are paid by students and the fee that is assessed for the trolley service.

How do I get the pass that allows me to use the pre-paid bus service provided by Clarksville Transit Authority?

The Peay Pickup card must be obtained by any faculty, staff, or student that wishes to use this service. An official University ID will be swiped and you will receive a card and brochure that has a map of the trolley service. The Peay Pick-up cards are distributed as follows:

Freshman:

At Freshman Convocation, students will receive the card and brochure. 

All Students, Faculty, Staff

During the first week of school, cards can be obtained at the Morgan University Center Information Desk.

After the first week of school, cards can be obtained at the Univiersity Facilities Office located in Morgan University Center room 207. The Univeristy Facilities Office is open 8:00am-4:30pm Monday through Friday when the University is open.

Where can I find out more information about the new service:

For campus Peay Pickup trolley, check out the Student Government Association Peay Pickup web page at www.apsu.edu/sga/peay-pick

For the Clarksville Transit Authority, check out CTS's web page at http://www.cityofclarksville.com/transit/index.asp.

Check both web pages regularly because they will be constantly updated as the new services develop.

Where can I get route and schedule information about the bus service?

More info about the Clarksville Transit Authority (CTS) bus system can be found on their web page http://www.cityofclarksville.com/transit/index.asp.

Clarksville Transit Center
200 Legion St
Clarksville, Tn. 37040
(931)553-2429
businfo@cityofclarksville.com

How reliable is the bus service?

The Clarksville Transit Authority does its best to offer reliable service. However, during class change times, the Peay Pickup trolley and CTS busses are often caught in very congested traffic conditions. Delays at certain times are unavoidable because of automobile traffic. One thing that is certain is that the more people we could get to ride the buses, the less traffic congestion there would be and the more quickly all traffic could move. Also, both transit systems will experience occasional delays caused by weather conditions, street closings, detours and construction equipment which are beyond their control.

What days does the trolley and buses run?

The campus Peay Pickup trolley operates Monday through Friday when classes are in session.

More info about the Clarksville Transit Authority (CTS) bus system can be found on their web page http://www.cityofclarksville.com/transit/index.asp.

Clarksville Transit Center
200 Legion St
Clarksville, Tn. 37040
(931)553-2429
businfo@cityofclarksville.com

How quickly does the Peay Pickup trolley go around campus?

The Peay Pickup returns to the stops on the route during operating hours approximately every 15 minutes. To catch the Peay Pickup, just flag it down or wait at a stop sign.

What about Summer service?

The campus Peay Pickup trolley operates Monday through Friday when classes are in session during both the fall and spring semesters. The Peay Pickup trolley will not operate during the summer; however, students/faculty/staff can utilized their Peay Pickup Card and APSU ID to ride the CTS bus service at any time throughout the year (including when classes are not in session).

Is the Peay Pickup trolley open up to the public?

Yes, with the full fare payment.

What happens if I do not have the card when boarding the Peay Pickup trolley or busses?

Riders will be charged the set fees to ride the CTS system. APSU riders must show the Peay Pickup card and APSU ID in order to ride the trolley.

How do I replace my card?

Replacement cards cost $20 and can be obtained in the University Facilities Office, MUC 207. The office is open 8:00am-4:30pm Monday through Friday when the University is open.