Augusta To Study Fort Gordon Bus Route To Keep It Rolling

Augusta To Study Fort Gordon Bus Route To Keep It Rolling (Image 1)

Augusta leaders say they are not trying to stop the Fort Gordon bus route.

The service started in November on a six-month trial basis, but the $152,000 route only brought in $1,600.

Instead of ending it completely, city leaders gave the Augusta Transit Department 30 days to come up with improvements and how to reduce losses.

“We’ll work with Fort Gordon to identify any opportunities that we have. The important thing is Fort Gordon is an important employer in this community, we want to work with them to provide transit services. We’ll see what we can do to improve and we’ll see how that works out in the coming month,” says Patrick Stephens, Augusta’s recently-hired Transit Department director.

City Administrator Janice Jackson recommended shutting down the route on June 3rd, because the budget can’t support it the rest of the year.

The full Augusta Commission will decided next week the future of the bus route.

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