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.
If some Augusta commissioners have their way, more city services would be farmed out to private companies.
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.
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 ...
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.
Four private companies submitted qualified bids by Friday's deadline and will compete for the contract to run Augusta's bus system.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
Questions and answers before Nov. 3 vote
Augusta commissioners took the first step Monday toward raising the city's sales tax by a penny next year.
Resolution for eighth penny will go before full commission next week.
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.
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.
If the Augusta Commission's first briefing on next year's budget is any indication, the city is in for a dismal 2010.
Cleveland O'Steen is no political novice.
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 ...