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Published July 7, 2015
 
Ben Hill County Transit System Starts Monday July 13, 2015
 
Ben Hill County will begin offering its citizens handicapped-accessible transit service within Ben Hill County on July 13, 2015. The service is operated by Resource Management Systems, Inc. (RMS) and will run from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

The point-to-point service requires a 24-hour advance reservation; and a return trip can be reserved at the same time. Call 229-426-RIDE (7433) for reservations.

The cost for a one-way trip is $3.00 cash. Please try to have exact change. Credit or Debit cards are not accepted. The driver has a Passenger Log and records who rides the van when the fare is paid.

Ben Hill Transit System Vans carry 12 passengers and are equipped with a wheelchair lift. The service is curb to curb, and the van will wait no longer than 5-minutes if the passenger is not present.

Smoking, alcoholic beverages, or illegal drugs are not allowed on the vans. No eating, drinking or open food containers are allowed.

Adults must accompany children under 12, and children under 4 must be in a car seat. All passengers must be seated and wear seat belts while the van is in operation.

The Ben Hill Transit System also provides contract shuttle service to and from Senior Centers, nursing homes, health care facilities, hospitals, and doctor’s offices; as well as for shopping and excursions. Businesses interested in providing contract shuttle service for their employees going to and from their workplace should call (229) 732-2291. Purchase of service contracts are negotiated on an individual basis.

Resources Management Systems, Inc. has been operating non-emergency public transit systems since 1996; and currently serves Wilcox, Calhoun, Early, Miller, Quitman, Randolph, Stewart, Clay, Crisp, Dooly, Mitchell and Baker Counties.

Additional information is available on the Ben Hill County website at http://benhillcounty.com/fyi/transit.htm

Questions:              Frank Feild, Ben Hill County Manager, (229) 426-5100

                             Michael Erwin, RMS General Manager, (229) 732-2291