Transit

Jefferson Transit is a public transportation system, owned and operated by the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners and has served Jefferson County since 1987. Transit’s mission is to provide efficient, effective, safe and affordable transportation that will allow riders to access jobs, medical/dental offices, education, social service agencies, government offices, and for shopping/personal purposes.

Public transportation supports our Communities by helping people that cannot drive, seniors and persons with disabilities to fully participate in and contribute to our Communities. Whether you are a first time passenger or a seasonal traveler, this information is provided to answer your questions and make your riding experience with Jefferson Transit positive.

Bus Services
Jefferson Transit provides scheduled bus services throughout Jefferson County. Buses operate Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. through 5 p.m. except on County Holidays.
Distance Admission
Local and Within 5 Miles $2
5 - 7 Miles $2.25
7 - 9 Miles $2.50
9 - 11 Miles $2.75
11 - 13 Miles $3
13 - 15 Miles $3.50
15 - 17 Miles $4
17 - 20 Miles
$4.25
Extra Stops $1
A 1 Way or Round Trip - $15 with additional cost for each stop. Escorts for adults are $7.50. Escorts for children ride for free. Children under 18 must have an escort.

Note: It is necessary for riders to have the correct amount of money. Jefferson Transit does not make change on the bus.
Cancellations are necessary if for whatever reason rider does not need the ride scheduled. No Shows will be charged the going fee if cancellation is not made before the driver leaves the office. Transit has an answering machine with the telephone number 478-625-8518 and the drivers checks the messages before they leave the office.

Americans With Disabilities
Lift equipment is available on 3 Jefferson Transit vehicles to meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. Individuals who use mobility devices such as a wheel chair or scooter, must conform to the “common wheelchair” dimensions as set forth under the Federal Register, Vol. 56 No. 173, 1991, Rules and Regulations. A “common wheelchair” is not larger than 30 inches wide and 48 inches long, and more than 600 pounds, when occupied.

Individuals with mobility impairment who need special assistance in navigating to and from the vehicle are required to have an escort.

Funding
Jefferson Transit receives funding from the Federal Transit Administrator, the Georgia Department of Transportation, the Department of Human Services, Jefferson County and fares from riders.