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Push for Fort Gordon bus route

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Augusta commissioners along with Augusta Area Transit are making some changes that can benefit all. Augusta is moving forward on it's plan to have bus route services to Fort Gordon.

"You know, when it comes to transportation, you're kind of on your own," said Denice Traina.


Commissioners approved three public hearings, to get the ball rolling on bus route to Fort Gordon.

"A lot of those folks are forced to buy, rent, or lease vehicles when actually it'll probably be in their best interest to take transit," said Traina.


There are three public hearing meetings scheduled for this pilot. The city is currently planning to have a six month trial of the possible changes, to see whether or not it's an interest of investment. Folks like Traina feel like it would be a big help for many at Fort Gordon.

"A lot of folks don't make much money out there," said Traina. "So, just like the rest of us, we are all pinching pennies. Taking public transit will keep more money in their pockets for other things they might need."

If the plan passes, transportation services will start as early as November. City commissioners want to hear from you on the matter so you can share your thoughts at the upcoming meetings.

The first public meeting will be on October 15th at the Diamond Lakes Community Center in Hephzibah. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and a presentation will be given at 6:15 p.m. to provide an overview of the pilot service.

The second public meeting will be on October 16th at the Augusta-Richmond County Municipal Building. The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. and the presentation will be given at 10:15 a.m. to provide an overview of the pilot service. The meeting will be held in the 2nd floor Augusta Commission Chambers.

The third public participation meeting will also be on October 16th at the Augusta-Richmond County Municipal Building and the meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and a presentation will be given at 6:15 p.m. to provide an overview of the pilot service. The meeting will be held in the 2nd floor Augusta Commission Chambers.

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