The Kennesaw Commuting Experience – Weighing the Options

Published on February 9, 2016 by Darrin Heatherly

Photos by Darrin Heatherly


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A visibly frustrated Michael Nadeau, 28, struggles to find parking in the parking decks located on Kennesaw State’s campus in Kennesaw, Ga. on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. The campus has been plagued with parking issues since becoming one of the most populated universities in the state of Georgia. (JEM Capstone/Darrin Heatherly)


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The central parking deck located on Kennesaw’s main campus fills up quickly with vehicles in Kennesaw, Ga. on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. Beth Tindel, director of parking operations at Kennesaw State, has been hard at work addressing parking issues and introducing new methods of car-pooling, increased shuttle usage and increased negotiations with private parking lots in the surrounding area. (JEM Capstone/Darrin Heatherly)
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Michael Nadeau walks down the central parking deck on Kennesaw State’s main campus in Kennesaw, Ga. on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. The eight-story parking deck, officially opened in 2008, adds nearly 2,700 more parking spots. (JEM Capstone/Darrin Heatherly)
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Cars flood in and out of the central parking deck on Kennesaw’s main campus in Kennesaw, Ga. on Monday, Feb.8, 2016. Parking on campus continues to struggle as the campus population grows, but the commuter who parks on the eighth floor is treated to a beautiful view of the campus. (JEM Capstone/Darrin Heatherly)
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Traffic develops outside the eastern parking deck on the intersection of Frey Road and Chastain Road in Kennesaw, Ga. on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. To help reduce traffic, Kennesaw State President Dan Papp, Gov. Nathan Deal and Faye DiMassimo, Cobb County department of transportation director, have obtained state funds to build a connector from the east parking deck across I-75 to George Busbee Drive. (JEM Capstone/Darrin Heatherly)
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Billy Gamache, 23, waits for the B.O.B. Bus at the Town Point shuttle stop in Kennesaw, Ga. on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. Town Point has recently been assigned their own shuttles due to the increased wave of students who have chosen to park off campus as opposed to trying to find a spot on campus. (JEM Capstone/Darrin Heatherly)
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James Williams, 24, waits for the B.O.B. shuttle at a new stop on George Busbee road across from Kennesaw State’s Outdoor athletic complex in Kennesaw, Ga. on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. These new stops make it more convenient for students to reach the stadium or athletic complex without the worries of parking. (JEM Capstone/Darrin Heatherly)
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Billy Gamache rides the B.O.B. shuttle from the Town Point stop to Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Ga. on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. The B.O.B. has become a popular choice of transportation as parking issues continue to overwhelm the campus. (JEM Capstone/Darrin Heatherly)
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Several of Kennesaw’s B.O.B. shuttles reach the first stop on campus directly outside the newly constructed Dr. Betty L. Siegel Student Recreation Center in Kennesaw, Ga. on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. Shuttle usage has increased significantly over the last school year calling for more shuttles, drivers and frequent stops on campus. (JEM Capstone/Darrin Heatherly)
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Michael Nadeau uses the B.O.B. Locator App on his iPhone to see when his ride will arrive at the Town Point in Kennesaw, Ga. on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. This application uses GPS technology to locate the shuttle on a map and display it to the user allowing for convenience and comfort. (JEM Capstone/Darrin Heatherly)

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