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Augusta transit committee convenes for first time, expresses hopes

...Committee expressed hopes for the beleaguered service and elected officers at a first full meeting Thursday.The nine-route bus system and paratransit service has endured funding cuts, seen management change twice and been the subject of much debate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-28/augusta-transit-committe
State inspections address problems with Richmond County school buses

...the defect on a pink slip and gives it to a foreman, who notifies a mechanic to fix the problem. When one of the 160 route buses is out of service, Myers said a spare takes its place until repairs are made."While there's no such thing as a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-26/state-inspections-address-pro
Across South Carolina

...The alternative-fuel buses are expected to cost roughly $10,000 more than the $82,000 average for regular-route buses.In South Carolina, the education agency buys, owns and maintains the statewide school bus fleet. The fleet of 5...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-16/across-south-carolina
First of 17 new buses on road

...them pull up," Ms. Robinson said. "Ms. Newton said she loved it to death." About 81 percent of Aiken's 143 route buses are at least 12 years old. Statewide, about 87 percent of the fleet is at least 10 years old. "South Carolina's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/12/15/met_108481.shtml
Metro
Transit system draws criticism

...information about where buses actually go and a host of other issues. From his driver's seat on one of the new Kmart Route buses, James Odell yelled back that among the many transit systems he has experienced first-hand during the past several...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/13/met_447219.shtml
Metro | Augusta Public Transit | Augusta-Richmond County Commission | Augusta State University
Old enough to graduate

...of spare buses with an average age of 20 years. "(This is) to ensure a replacement bus is available for a defective route bus," Mr. Shinn said. The demand for school buses has skyrocketed in the past decade. According to Mr. Shinn, the reasons...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/16/met_419107.shtml
Metro | Academy of Richmond County | Cross Creek High School
Bus routes information

Bus routes Bus-route information is too lengthy to be printed in this back-to-school edition. For information on bus routes, call your...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/08/06/liv_267271.shtml
Life & style | Midland Valley High School | Ridge Spring-Monetta High School | Silver Bluff High School | South Aiken High School | Wagener-Salley High School
Bus routes information

Bus routes Bus-route information is too lengthy to be printed in this back-to-school edition. For information on bus routes, call your...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/08/05/liv_267164.shtml
Life & style | Midland Valley High School | Ridge Spring-Monetta High School | Silver Bluff High School | South Aiken High School | Wagener-Salley High School
Richmond Co. schools prepare to open

...796-4777, officials say, call back and be patient. The employees -- with colorcoded, 4-foot maps containing every bus route, bus number, school and street address -- are well equipped to handle the calls. They've been preparing all summer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/13/met_235890.shtml
Metro
Make bus fleet a campaign priority

...be the oldest in the nation, with the average bus being 14 years old. More than 80 percent of Aiken County's 143 route buses are at least 12 years old; the figure is 87 percent for the state as a whole - 5,600 school buses. Such old gas-guzzlers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/07/04/edi_87689.shtml
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