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2021 Service-Learning Symposium: Assessing CCGA Student Ridership for Planned Glynn County Bus Lines

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Assessing CCGA Student Ridership for Planned Glynn County Bus Lines

Authors: De’Ivory Bryant, Maurico Padilla, Angelina Jilnicki, Kelsiee Brazeale, Nathan Noe, Hunter Berger

Faculty Supervisor: Heather Farley, Ph.D.

Community Partner: The City of Brunswick, Planning and Zoning Department; C2P2 – Community and College Partnership Program

Abstract:

The student ridership group in PUBM 4200 worked together with two community partners, including the city’s Planning and Zoning Department as well as the Community and College Partnership Program, to gather data and see whether or not a public transportation system would truly be useful for students attending the College of Coastal Georgia. With both quantitative and qualitative data being collected through surveys and readily available resources, we aim to understand the college community’s feelings toward a public transportation system as well as if it is necessary for the community. Through a survey we hope to find data to answer the ridership that the county can expect from the College of Coastal Georgia. The purpose of this survey is to understand the transportation habits of students. This includes vehicle, walking, bicycle, and public transport. What are the obstacles that students face when transportation is into question? How people feel about public transportation is vitally important during the process of deliberation before such things are implemented, so the role we and our community partners can play in collecting this data is essential. This taught us that there are many different responsibilities and conversations that go into play when it comes to planning in local government.