Transit

Transportation & Infrastructure

Transit

Like many rural parts of Georgia, the River Valley is sparse, and getting from places like home to work, or just to the grocery store can be difficult without reliable transportation. RVRC, through its Transit program, works to ensure that communities in the region have reliable transportation for those in need. RVRC strives to empower its communities to strengthen their transportation systems and work to solve transit issues. 

Formula Grants for Rural Areas – 5311 

5311 grants are funds for rural areas that provide capital, planning, and operating assistance to support public transportation in rural areas with populations of less than 50,000. Eligible activities include planning, capital, operating, job access and reverse commute projects, and the acquisition of public transportation services.   

River Valley Regional Commission assists communities with applying for these funds and helps them make strategic plans to use them. Communities interested in applying for 5311 funds should call RVRC’s Transit Department at 706-256-2910 for assistance. 

Lower Chattahoochee Regional Transit Authority 

The Lower Chattahoochee Regional Transit Authority (LCRTA) consists of a four-county Regional Transit Facility located in Springvale (Randolph County), which serves as the headquarters for the Clay County Transit and Pataula Transit (Quitman, Stewart, and Randolph). RVRC assists the LCRTA with applying for and managing 5311 grants.

DHS Rural Transit Program 

RVRC, through the Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS), holds a regional contract for DHS’s Rural Transit Program. Through this program, RVRC is able to hire subcontractors and transport providers to assist eligible people in the region with transportation needs.  

Transit planners work with Resource Management Systems, Inc. (RMS), MCA Transportation, and other providers for delivery of Regional Human Service Transportation across the RVRC region. MCA Transportation serves Chattahoochee, Harris, Muscogee, and Talbot counties. RMS serves Clay, Quitman, Randolph, and Stewart counties. METRA serves the Columbus/Muscogee area. 

Contact

For information about transit planning or any of the transit programs, please call RVRC at 706-256-2910 or email sbrown@rivervalleyrc.org. 

Exhibit 18 

The River Valley Regional Commission is applying for funding under the Section 5310 Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Transportation Program to meet the special needs of elderly and disabled individuals located in Clay, Crisp, Dooly, Macon, Marion, Harris, Muscogee, Randolph, Stewart, Sumter and Taylor Counties. 

To assure that private for-profit transportation providers have a fair opportunity to participate in the development of this program, the River Valley Regional Commission solicits private sector input and participation.            

Disadvantage Business Enterprises and any private for-profit transportation operator interested in providing or participating in any or all the above services should submit a written notice of intent to: 

River Valley Regional Commission 
228 West Lamar Street 
Americus, GA 31709