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Officials: I-985 carpool lot vacant
Underused Rideshare is out of the way
The Georgia Rideshare lot at Exit 17 off Interstate 985 has come under fire for being underused. It has 360 spaces, but only a handful of commuters use it. - photo by Tom Reed
Area government officials are concerned that the Georgia Rideshare lot off Exit 17 at Interstate 985 isn’t getting enough use. The 360-space lot, owned by the Georgia Department of Transportation, came under fire last week during a meeting of the Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Technical Coordinating Committee. “It defies any kind of driver expectation,” City Manager Stan Brown said. “... It’s way out of the way for the pattern that people are going to be taking when they are (going to carpool).