Augusta Public Transit

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Commission rejects transit chief nominee

The man put forth by Mobility Transit to be general manager of Augusta's bus service had been fired in Miami for financial mismanagement of the city's transit system.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012

Gradual start forecast for TSPLOST projects

The transportation sales tax approved by Augusta-area voters begins Jan. 1, but it could take longer to gather enough money to start the projects it will finance.
By Rob Pavey | Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012

Transportation tax would help disabled

Advocacy groups for people with disabilities are looking at projects in Tuesday's transportation tax referendum that could improve public transit systems.
By Meg Mirshak | Thursday, July 26, 2012

Ride the Bus Day attracts few

The Augusta Bus Rider's Association drew a slim crowd to a meeting at a Washington Road Kmart on Monday aimed at exposing the daily struggles of those who depend on public transportation.
By Stephen N. Dethrage | Monday, July 23, 2012

Group wants residents to try transit

The Augusta Bus Riders Association is planning a Ride the Bus Day and inviting residents to board a bus at noon Monday from work or home.
By Stephen N. Dethrage | Thursday, July 19, 2012

Transit responds to allegations

Mobility Transit Services LLC blames some problems on other parties, including the city itself, and denies others, but does acknowledge a few errors.
By Susan McCord | Friday, May 25, 2012

Transit firm has 30 days to fix problems

Drug testing that wasn't random, failure to report a bus accident for 244 days and late payments to Georgia Power that nearly got the electricity cut off at Augusta Public Transit are three key ...
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mobility cancels employee insurance

The troubled firm in charge of Augusta Public Transit canceled its employee health insurance with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia last week.
By Susan McCord | Monday, May 7, 2012

City could terminate contract with transit company

Mobility Transit's days as operator of Augusta Public Transit may be numbered.
By Susan McCord | Monday, May 7, 2012

Augusta city bus company has new boss

An official for Mobility Transit Services LLC met accusations that his firm might be shortchanging driver trainees with a bit of news Monday: Mobility has a new president.
By Susan McCord | Monday, April 16, 2012

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
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