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A Department of Emergency Services Division

New Shuttle Buses 4
Two new shuttle buses went into service at the Columbia County Senior Center!  These new vehicles provide improved accessibility, more seating, more space inside the van, and most importantly, they offer improved safety features and better fuel mileage. 





Contact Information:

650-B Ronald Reagan Drive
Evans, Georgia 30809
Phone: (706) 556-0807

Office Hours:  Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Public transit strives to provide dependable and courteous transportation to all Columbia County citizens while maintaining the efficiency and effectiveness of services.


Our department aspires to meet the transportation needs of county residents who depend on public transportation through the continued development of innovative and effective transportation practices that improve the quality of life for all clients. We want to foster a positive public persona that encourages the use of services and encourages public input as to the development of more effective and efficient transportation services to better serve our growing citizenry.

We are public transportation service open to all Columbia County residents.

  • We offer safe, clean, and dependable transportation
  • We are a transportation service with affordable rates
  • Our service is available on a regular basis
  • Our drivers are friendly and well trained
  • Transportation is provided to and from:
    • Education Facilities
    • Employment Centers
    • Shopping Facilities
    • Medical Facilities
    • Recreational Facilities
    • General places of business

New Shuttle Buses 2 New Shuttle Buses 1

    The seniors got their first ride today on a “field trip” to the Reed Creek Interpretive Center Park where they had a tour of the wetlands and enjoyed a picnic lunch.  They are  thrilled with the new vehicles!

 Columbia County Transit Service Guidelines

Columbia County Transit is available for all county residents.  We provide Curb to Curb service from the pick-up address to the destination.  (Staff is not allowed to leave the vehicle unattended or enter a business or residence in order to provide service.)  We serve all of Columbia County and all Richmond County destinations with the exception of areas south of Gordon Highway.

·        Appointments must be booked a minimum of one business day in advance. (Appointments for Monday must be made before the close of business on Friday.)  We reserve the right to decline service if the required amount of advance notice is not given.

·         The earliest drop off time is 10 a.m. and the latest pick-up time is 3:30 p.m. (There is no guarantee of return service if the client fails to call by 3:30 p.m.)

·         Appointments should be made between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. 

·         Payment must be made at time of pick-up. (We accept local checks and cash only.) 

·        Clients must be able to enter and exit the vehicle on their own ability.  Any persons requiring physical assistance must provide a personal escort.  (Medical escorts will not be charged a fare and they are required to exit and remain with their client until return service is arranged.)

·         Passengers must sit behind the driver unless all available seating is taken.

·         Proper dress and good hygiene are required for service.  (The driver reserves the right to decline service if there are dress or hygiene concerns.)

·         Packages are limited by number and size to what the client can carry and store safely under their seat. (Oversized or numerous packages will not be permitted.)

·         Alcohol and illegal drugs are prohibited in all county vehicles; we will not transport clients who are under the influence of either one.  (We will not transport alcohol of any kind.)

·         Drivers reserve the right to decline service to abusive or disruptive clients when they feel it would endanger other clients or themselves. (Profanity is prohibited.)

·         Riders are required to be ready for pick-up between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. ( In certain instances the client may be picked up an hour and a half (1.5 hrs) in advance of their scheduled appointment to insure timely delivery of service to all clients.)

·         Clients must call Dispatch when ready for pick-up and provide their location.

·         All clients are required to use seat belts at all times while in the vehicle.

·         Drivers will wait a maximum of three (3) minutes at each pick-up before considering the client to be a “no-show”. (After three (3) “no-shows” we reserve the right to decline service.)

·         Cancellations of service must be called in by the client at the start of each business day (no later than 8:30 A.M.). (Failure to make timely cancellations will constitute a “no-show”.)

·         No one under the age of 18 may ride unless accompanied by an adult (over the age of 18). (Proof of age may be required for service.)

·         No animals allowed on the van except medically required service animal  

·         Answering machine on 24 hours, seven days a week.   

Fare Schedule
(Effective July 1, 2008)

Adults under the age of 60 years old; $4.50 each way or $9 round trip.

  • Senior citizens 60 years old or older; $3 each way or $6 round trip.
  • Children under the age of 12 years old; $1 each way or $2 round trip.
  • Any secondary stops are $1 and must be approved by the driver.  

For Service call: (706) 556-0807

For comments, concerns or complaints, please complete our Online Service Request Form  or, call the Customer Service & Information Center at 3-1-1 or 706-868-3375.



Columbia County Public Transit will provide wheelchair accommodation provided the chair does not exceed the following dimensions: 30 inches in width, 48 inches in length and the weight of the chair, when occupied, does not exceed 600 pounds.

Reasonable Accommodation 

Columbia County Public Transit will make reasonable modifications to policies, practices, or procedures when the modifications are necessary to avoid discrimination on the basis of disability or to provide program accessibility to its services, subject to the limitations of Federal Regulations § 37.169(c)(1)–(3).  Individuals requesting modifications to Columbia County Public Transit service shall contact the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator and describe what they need in order to use the service. Individuals requesting modifications are not required to use the term “reasonable modification” when making a request.

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