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Augusta Public Transit | The Augusta Chronicle

...to work, school and shop for essentials. Previously managed by the city, efforts to contract out management of the bus service to a private company have met with mixed results. Three weeks into the job, Augusta Public Transit Director Pat...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/transportation/augusta-public-transit
Unemployed find obstacles to job hunt remain despite growing market

...Falls, Minn., a town of 8,500 an hour from the Canadian border.It has offered relocation bonuses and arranged bus service to nearby cities to find applicants. But Rick Trontvet, the vice president for human resources, worries that those...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-08/unemployed-find-obstacles-
In Atlanta, congestion could stall progress

...MARTA expanded outside Fulton and DeKalb counties for the first time in 2014 after Clayton County voters approved bus service.The net effect is positive, but challenges remain, MARTA officials said. The agency is working with cities to encourage...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-26/atlanta-congestion-could-s
Rants & Raves

...social experiment regarding the Fort Gordon-Augusta Mall bus service. It cost more than $150,000 during the six-month...fare for each of these riders and not bother with the bus service. THIS IS A RANT TO those who want to raise the minimum...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-15/rants-raves
Talk not looking good for stormwater fee

...ordinance won't pass this week. ANOTHER $25,000 TO TAKE 247 PEOPLE SHOPPING: The city's Fort Gordon-Augusta Mall bus service cost more than $150,000 during its six-month trial run, during which 1,481 riders availed themselves of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-05-30/talk-not-lookin
City officials can't make up mind on buildings

...synagogue, and a former Court of the Ordinary. But that's only $47,567 more than the pilot program to provide bus service from Fort Gordon to Augusta Mall and back for six months for 1,317 riders, which cost taxpayers $114.64 per rider...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-05-09/city-officials-
Dog offers lesson in stormwater fee push

...senior citizen discounts. SILLY BUT IT'S TRUE: Results of the city's six-month pilot program for the Fort Gordon bus service show there were 1,317 riders and collections of $1,461.61. So after subtracting the collections from the program's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-05-02/dog-offers-less
Georgia suffers big drop in federal road funds

...governments continue collecting some sales taxes on gas but require that money be used for transportation, including school bus service. The bill is moving toward a House vote.The plan's backers argue that it will decrease Geor gia's reliance on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-21/georgia-suffers-big-drop-fede
Fort Gordon pilot bus service attracting fewer riders than expected in first months

After years of city leaders pushing for bus service to Fort Gordon, few riders are taking advantage of the route that's running as a pilot program.Since beginning Nov. 3, Augusta...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-19/fort-gordon-pilot-bus-servic
Fort Gordon bus route under 30 day review

...poor marketing, he said.Williams said the route may never make a profit but the city has an obligation to provide bus service to the military installation where civilians could find jobs.Augusta Deputy Administrator Chester Brazzell said the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-28/fort-gordon-bus-route-un