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Pierce County Transit is the public transportation service in Pierce County. This service is available to all residents of Pierce County.

Where We Can Take You

Pierce County Transit provides transportation to doctor’s offices, grocery stores, medical appointments, pharmacies...anywhere in Pierce County! Transportation service is also available for medical appointments outside of the county within a 100 mile radius.

When We Operate

The hours of service are Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

How to Schedule a Ride

To request a ride call 449-1825 Monday through Friday between 6:30 am and 5:00 pm. Requests for transportation must be made 48 hours in advance. If you want to ride on Monday your request must be made on Friday before 4:00 pm. Service is on first come – first serve basis. Out of county trips must be scheduled at least three(3) days in advance of the trip. If appointments are made less than three (3) days in advance they will be taken on a space available basis.

 

Passenger Policies

· Please be ready to meet your bus at the curb a few minutes before your scheduled pick-up time.

· If you will be unable to or choose not to take your scheduled trip, please contact us to cancel as soon as possible, at least  1 hour before your scheduled pickup time. No-shows waste resources which could other wise be used to transport others. Persons who abuse this are subject to service cancellation and suspension.

· Eating, drinking, and smoking are not permitted on board Pierce County Transit vehicles. Food and beverages may only be carried on board if securely closed in spill-proof containers.

· Seats at the front of the bus are reserved for seniors and persons with disabilities. Please use these seats only if necessary.

· Please do not talk to the operator while the vehicle is in motion. Safety is our top priority, and your operator’s full attention needs to be on driving.

· Music may only be played if headphones are used and volume is set low enough not to disturb other passengers.

· Any items left on board the bus will be taken to the office before the next time the vehicle is put in service. If you believe you may have left something on board, please call our office. Pierce Transit will not be responsible for any items left on the bus but we will be happy to check for them.

· Riders are only allowed to transport packages they are able to carry themselves. Drivers are not required to assist with packages.

· Drivers can assist passengers in boarding and disembarking the vehicle (or from door to door). Drivers are not allowed to enter homes.

· Pets are not permitted on board Pierce County Transit vehicles.

Accessible Service

Wheelchair-accessible service is available. When you call to schedule your trip, please let us know of any assistance you may need in boarding or disembarking from the vehicle. For the safety of all passengers, our policy requires that wheelchairs be secured to the vehicle.

· Persons using respirators or portable oxygen are permitted on vehicles,

· Service animals accompanying individuals with disabilities are permitted,

· Personal care attendants accompanying persons with disabilities are permitted.

 

Holiday Schedule

Pierce County  Transit services do not operate on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day (4th of July), Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Fares

The fare for service depends on the distance of your trip. The charge for each one-way trip is:

$4.00….within a 10 miles radius

$6.00….within a 25 mile radius.

$13.00….within a 50 mile radius

$20.00..within a 100 mile radius

A senior citizen and disability discount is available for 50% off the above rates.

Medical trips are charged at Medicaid rates.

Tolls and parking charges are not included in the above rates.

Please have exact fare or ticket available when boarding. Drivers are not able to make change.

10-ride ticket books are available for purchase at the transit office from 8:00-4:00 at  312 Nichols Street.

Riders with disabilities may be accompanied by an attendant or companion free of charge. Additional companions will be charged the regular fare.

 

Thank you for your patronage!

Pierce County  Transit receives funding from Pierce County, the Georgia Department of Transportation, the Federal Transportation Administration  and the Georgia Department of Human Resources. (etc.)

 

For More Information

Please give us a call at 912-449-1825. Our office is staffed 6:30a.m. and to 5:00p.m. Monday through Friday. You may leave a message at other times by calling 912-449-1825.

 

Have a compliment, complaint, or suggestion? Please give us a call at 912-449-1825 or write us at :

 

Pierce  County Transit

Angie Bowen

Transportation Manager

312 Nichols Street

Blackshear, GA 31516

ABowen@piercecountyga.org