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Transit Programs

Overview

Georgia DOT Transit Programs provide transit capital and operating assistance to the 15 urban and 110 public transportation programs in the state. Transit Programs also provide planning assistance to all 15 Metropolitan Planning Organizations in Georgia. 

Transit Programs Fact Book State Management Plan

 
 

 Program Info

 

Funded Projects (JARC & New Freedom)

 

 Manuals & Guides

 

Procedure Manuals

Administrative Guides

Fact Sheets

FTA Circulars

 

 RTAP

 

The Rural Transit Assistance Program (RTAP) was initiated in 1986 by FTA of the U.S. DOT. RTAP provides resources, training and technical assistance to rural public and community transportation systems throughout Georgia.

Georgia RTAP Center

The Georgia RTAP Center is administered by the Georgia DOT to:

  • To promote the safe and effective operation of public transit systems while efficiently utilizing public and private resources.
  • To support the coordination of public, private and human service transit providers within a region.
  • To address the training and technical needs of the rural transit community.
 

 Transit Systems

 

Urban Systems

* Vanpool services provided
** Express Bus Service Only

Urban Transit Facts

  • Urban Transit Systems (Statewide): 14
  • Revenue Vehicle Miles: 65.4 million
  • Number of Passenger Trips: 177.5 million
  • Total Revenue Vehicles: 1,182 buses/318 rail cars

 

 

Rural Systems

  • Americus
  • Social Circle
  • Cedartown
  • Unadilla
  • Dawson 
  • Vienna

Rural Transit Facts

  • Number of Rural Transit Programs: 114
  • Revenue Vehicle Miles: 12.6 million
  • Number of Passenger Trips: 1.7 million
  • Total Revenue Vehicles: 481 Paratransit
  • ADA Compliant Vehicles: 336
 

 Contacts

 
DistrictName/TitleAddressPhoneEmailProgram/Counties
AtlantaCrystal Odum Ford, Transit Program Manager

600 West Peachtree Street, NW
9th floor, Atlanta, GA 30308

404/631.1237 Office
404/673.9115 Mobile
404/631.1937 Fax

codumford@dot.ga.gov

​All

AtlantaRoy Tucker, Urban Transit Group Leader

600 West Peachtree Street, NW
9th floor, Atlanta, GA 30308

404/631.1238 Office
404/859.0418 Mobile
404/631.1937 Fax

rtucker@dot.ga.gov

Urban Formula Grant Programs
5303, 5307, 5339/ (5309, 5316/5317 SAFETEA-LU)/All

AtlantaMichele Nystrom, Rural Transit

600 West Peachtree Street, NW
9th floor, Atlanta, GA 30308

404/631.1235 Office
404/772.7536 Mobile
404/631.1937 Fax

mnystrom@dot.ga.gov

Rural Formula Grant Programs
5311, 5311(f), RTAP

AtlantaNicole Spivey, Transit Planner

600 West Peachtree Street, NW
9th floor, Atlanta, GA 30308

404/631.1233 Office
404/673.7037 Mobile
404/631.1937 Fax

nspivey@dot.ga.gov

Urban Formula Program
5303 - Metropolitan Planning Organizations

AtlantaAntoine Hawkins, Transit Planner

600 West Peachtree Street, NW
9th floor, Atlanta, GA 30308

404/631.1790 Office
404/673.7038 Mobile
404/631.1937 Fax

ahawkins@dot.ga.gov

Urban Formula Program
5307 - Urbanized

AtlantaLisa Rudder, Fleet Manager

600 West Peachtree Street, NW, 9th floor,
Atlanta, GA 30308

404/631.1232 Office
404/655.1172 Mobile
404/631.1937 Fax

lrudder@dot.ga.gov

Urban and Rural Fleets/All

AtlantaNadara Wade, Public Transit Coordinator, Drug and Alcohol, and DBE Programs Coordinator

600 West Peachtree Street, NW, 9th floor
Atlanta, GA 30308

404/631.1231 Office
404/520.9654 Mobile
404/631.1937 Fax

nwade@dot.ga.gov

Drug and Alcohol, DBE, 5311/Metropolitan areas
- Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fulton, Gwinnett, Rockdale

D1Jemal Sheppard, Public Transit Coordinator

PO Box 1057
Gainesville, GA 30503

770/339.5178 Office
706/969.3408 Mobile
770/532./5581 Fax

djsheppard@dot.ga.gov

5311
Banks, Barrow, Clarke, Dawson, Elbert, Franklin, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Oconee, Rabun Stephens, Towns, Union, Walton (Soc. Cir.) and White

D2Kristy “Mellie” Langdon,

District 2 Office
801 Hwy 15S
P.O. Box 8
Tennille, GA 31089

478/552.4634 Office
478/232.6007 Mobile
478/552.4677 Fax

klangdon@dot.ga.gov

5311/Baldwin, Bleckley, Burke, Columbia, Dodge, Emanuel, Glascock, Greene, Hancock, Jasper, Jefferson, Jenkins, Johnson, Laurens, Lincoln, McDuffie, Morgan, Newton, Oglethorpe, Putnam, Richmond, Screven, Taliaferro, Treutlen, Warren, Washington, Wilkes, Wilkinson

D3Pamela Hooks, Public Transit Coordinator

115 Transportation Blvd.
Thomaston, GA 30286

706/646.7570 Office
706/601.3580 Mobile
706/646.7617 Fax

phooks@dot.ga.gov

5311/Bibb, Butts, Chattahoochee, Coweta, Crawford, Dooly, Fayette, Harris, Heard, Henry, Houston, Jones, Lamar, Macon, Marion, Meriwether, Monroe, Muscogee, Peach, Pike, Pulaski, Schley, Spalding, Stewart, Sumter, Talbot, Taylor, Troup, Twiggs, Upson, Webster

D4Donna Stinson, Public Transit Coordinator

710 West 2nd Street
Tifton, GA. 31794

229/391.5462 Office
229/454.6760 Mobile
229/386-3612 Fax

phooks@dot.ga.gov

5311/Atkinson, Baker, Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Calhoun, Clay, Clinch, Coffee, Colquitt, Cook, Crisp, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Echols, Grady, Irwin, Lanier, Lee, Lowndes, Miller, Mitchell, Quitman, Randolph, Seminole, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Turner, Wilcox, Worth

D5Troy Green, Public Transit Coordinator

204 N. US Hwy. 301
Jesup, GA 31546

912/427.5756 Office
912/424.3741 Mobile
912/427.5763 Fax

tgreen@dot.ga.gov

5311/Appling, Bacon, Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Chatham, Effingham, Evans, Glynn, Jeff Davis, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Montgomery, Pierce, Tattnall, Telfair, Toombs, Ware, Wayne, Wheeler

D6Freida Black, Public Transit Coordinator

P.O. Box 10
Cartersville, GA 30120

678/721.5312 Cell
770/262.3778 Mobile
770/387.4851 Fax

fblack@dot.ga.gov

5311/Bartow, Carroll, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Haralson, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Walker, Whitfield