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Transit Programs

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. 

Call for Projects
Section 5316 (JARC) & Section 5317 (New Freedom)

Georgia DOT's Division of Intermodal, announces the availability of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5316 & 5317 funding for State Fiscal Year 2015. This is a wonderful opportunity for transit agencies to request funding for capital and operating projects under the Section 5316 and 5317 programs.

Download Application Packet & Info

Transit Programs Fact Book State Management Plan


 Program Info


Funded Projects (JARC & New Freedom)


 Manuals & Guides


Procedure Manuals

Administrative Guides

Fact Sheets

FTA Circulars




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


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


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

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

AtlantaMichele Nystrom, Rural Transit Group Leader

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

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

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

AtlantaMariska Angall, Transit Planner

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

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

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

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

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

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

D1Jemal Sheppard, Public Transit Coordinator

PO Box 1057
2594, Gillsville Hwy. Gainesville 30507
Gainesville, GA 30503

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

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, Public Transit Coordinator

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

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

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

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

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

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

WashingtonEileen Schwartz

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

404 631-1236 Office
404 631-1937 Fax

5316, 5317, 5309, 5339/Statewide

AtlantaEileen Schwartz-Washington, Transit Planner

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

404-631-1236 Office
404-631-1937 Fax

5316, 5317, 5309, 5339/Statewide