Getting Around and Staying Safe during Finals

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Finals week is a stressful time for students, but Parking and Transportation Services and the Georgia Tech Police Department are available to make the ride smoother.

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Finals week is a stressful time for students, but Parking and Transportation Services and the Georgia Tech Police Department are available to make the ride smoother. 

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Finals week is a stressful time for students, but Parking and Transportation Services and the Georgia Tech Police Department are available to make the ride smoother. 

From Thursday, April 28, through Thursday, May 5, the Tech Trolley and all Stinger Buses will extend their services past midnight. Over the weekend, the Midnight Rambler will begin service earlier in the evening. 

Changes are as follows:

Weekdays: April 28 to May 5 
  • Tech Trolley service will extend to 12:14 a.m
  • Red Stinger service will extend to 12:17 a.m
  • Blue Stinger service will extend to 12:07 a.m.
  • Green Stinger service will extend to 12:13 a.m.
Weekend: April 30 to May 1
  • Midnight Rambler service will begin at 5:54 p.m.

Service frequency is between 20 to 40 minutes for each route, so plan accordingly. Remember to wait for transportation in safe locations on campus. 

Additionally, the Georgia Tech Police Department is partnering with Parking and Transportation Services to offer free rides around campus between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. From April 25 to May 6, students can wait for pick up in front of the Georgia Tech Library on Cherry Street and be dropped off on East or West Campus. Look for the white GOTCHA vehicles making rounds at this location.

Remain cautious during finals week by taking advantage of the extended transportation services and following standard safety procedures. Final exams cause many students to focus solely on their studies, but safety should remain a priority. 

When studying in a public location, do not leave valuables unattended. Don’t allow strangers into secured buildings late at night and remember to keep all doors locked.

Avoid using an ATM after dark to get cash for a late-night snack. Plan ahead and withdraw cash earlier in the day or be sure to have funds on your BuzzCard. Try studying with friends at night, and avoid walking home alone. 

Call GTPD at 404-894-2500 to report any suspicious activity. Remember — if you see something, say something. 

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  • Created By: Julia Faherty
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  • Created On: Apr 27, 2016 - 7:35am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 11:21pm