Augusta Public Transit

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Ridership up, bus operator says

The decision to outsource Au­gusta Public Transit remains controversial, but new operator Mobility Transit Services says ridership is higher since the private firm took over.
By Susan McCord | Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011

Augusta looks for more to privatize

If some Augusta commissioners have their way, more city services would be farmed out to private companies.
By Susan McCord | Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011

Area bus accidents decrease

Augusta's public buses were involved in 47 crashes in the past year, costing taxpayers $56,000 in insurance claims, down from 69 crashes at a cost of $182,735 the previous year.
By Carole Hawkins | Saturday, Aug 13, 2011

Bus management company details plan

Mobility Transit LLC will cause "a cultural change" at Augusta Public Transit if the company is allowed to take over its management, Mobility founder Kevin Adams described to Augusta commissioners ...
By Susan McCord and Carole Hawkins | Thursday, May 5, 2011

Vendor may manage Augusta buses

Augusta's public services committee is expected to vote Monday on the vendor chosen to take over management of the city's bus system for the next five years.
By Susan McCord | Sunday, April 24, 2011

Bus management gets four bids

Four private companies submitted qualified bids by Friday's deadline and will compete for the contract to run Augusta's bus system.
By Carole Hawkins | Friday, March 4, 2011

City solicits bids to run buses

Augusta hopes to build a better bus system by hiring a private management company to operate it. In December, the city sent out a bid request that seeks a company to run Augusta Public Transit.  
By Carole Hawkins | Monday, Jan. 17, 2011

Deal on hotel fee in August 2007 tied TEE center to revitalization

Backed by a feasibility study that said a trade, exhibit and event center would create jobs and provide an economic boost for downtown, the Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau asked that $27 ...
By Johnny Edwards | Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009

Deal is reached on TEE center

Monday's vote to approve the TEE center broke a gridlock that had the Augusta Commission split along racial lines and at times seemed unbreakable over the past seven months.
By Johnny Edwards | Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009

Commission passes TEE center plan

By Johnny Edwards | Monday, Dec. 7, 2009

Commission OKs budget without tax increase

The 2010 budget the Augusta Commission approved Tuesday doesn't include a tax increase, but that could change midyear, depending on where the city's finances stand.
By Johnny Edwards | Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009

Augusta commission expected to pass budget

The Augusta Commission is expected to pass today a 2010 budget that does not include a tax rate increase but plans for $4.3 million in expenditure reductions.
By Johnny Edwards | Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009

Candidates on the issues

Questions and answers before Nov. 3 vote
Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009

City panel backs sales tax boost

Augusta commissioners took the first step Monday toward raising the city's sales tax by a penny next year.
By Johnny Edwards | Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009

Resolution to raise sales tax by a penny approved unanimously

Resolution for eighth penny will go before full commission next week.
By Johnny Edwards | Monday, Nov. 23, 2009

Tax rate hike not in Augusta budget proposal

City Administrator Fred Russell gave Augusta commissioners an option Tuesday for balancing the 2010 budget without any of the tax rate increases he has floated in recent weeks.
By Johnny Edwards | Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009

Richmond County candidate Q&A

The following questions were sent to Augusta Commission candidates in writing, and they returned their answers via e-mail within a few days. Some answers were edited for space.
By Johnny Edwards | Monday, Oct. 26, 2009

Deficit points to tax increase

If the Augusta Commission's first briefing on next year's budget is any indication, the city is in for a dismal 2010.
By Johnny Edwards | Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009

O'Steen knows politics, offers 'some new ideas'

Cleveland O'Steen is no political novice.
By Johnny Edwards | Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009

Newcomer calls for 'something positive'

Joy B. Mitchell-Booker knows she's a long shot in the race for the District 3 Augusta Commission seat, and she holds no illusions of somehow unseating Joe Bowles despite raising no contributions ...
By Johnny Edwards | Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009

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