Augusta Public Transit is considering options to improve bus service for current and future riders. Currently, several routes are indirect or infrequent.  In addition, some route segments have low ridership, while some areas of the city that would likely generate ridership have no service.

The maps below show existing transit service in comparison with two potential service scenarios. Each scenario is intended to address current service issues and improve the overall user experience.

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EXISTING SYSTEM vs. SCENARIO 1

Every route in Scenario 1 would operate hourly for approximately 12 hours a day.  The primary hub of this network would continue to be the Broad Street Transfer Station.  Key features of the proposed service are described by route below:

  • Route 1 would be extended west on Wrightsboro Road to serve Walmart and Augusta Mall. This would create a direct connection between the mall and Augusta State University.
  • Route 2 would be eliminated, but most of its coverage would be picked up by a restructured Route 8.
  • Route 3 would be streamlined and simplified. Buses would operate along the same streets in both directions.
  • Route 4 would be extended southwest along Deans Bridge Road to Walmart. This would create a direct connection between downtown Augusta and the Deans Bridge Walmart.  Service downtown would shift to 9th Street for improved access to key destinations and transfer opportunities.
  • Route 5 would be slightly modified to provide more direct access to Walmart on Bobby Jones Expressway and to operate buses along the same streets in both directions between Walmart and the Social Security Administration office.
  • Route 6 would be extended northwest to serve Augusta Mall and Walmart on Writghtsboro Road. This would improve access to Walmart and the mall from numerous apartment complexes.  South of downtown, Route 6 would be restructured to serve Ervin Tower.
  • Route 7 would be shortened to primarily serve the VA Uptown Medical Center. Service to Augusta Mall would be picked up by a restructures Route 1.  Near downtown Augusta, service would shift to 13th Street for improved access to University Hospital.
  • Route 8 would be restructured to provide cross-town service between Doctor’s Hospital and Georgia Regional Hospital. It would also serve the Social Security Administration office, Walmart on Wrightsboro Road, Augusta Mall, and Walmart on Deans Bridge Road, and Augusta Technical College.

EXISTING SYSTEM vs. SCENARIO 2

Scenario 2 would also include hourly service on every route for approximately 12 hours a day.  The primary hub of this network would move to the intersection of 9th and Walker Street, near the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, US Post Office, and Richmond County Probate Court.  Key features of the proposed service are described by route below:

  • Route 1 would be extended west on Wrightsboro Road and end with a clockwise loop serving Augusta Mall, Virginia College, and the Wrightsboro Road Walmart. This would create a direct connection between the mall and Augusta State University.
  • Route 2 would be restructured to operate between Doctor’s Hospital and Augusta mall, with buses running in both directions, rather than along a one-way loop. The route would also serve the Social Security Administration office and Walmart on Wrightsboro Road.
  • Route 3 would be streamlined and simplified. Buses would operate along the same streets in both directions. In downtown Augusta, Route 3 would end at the proposed transit hub on 9th.
  • Route 4 would be extended southwest along Deans Bridge Road to Walmart. This would create a direct connection between downtown Augusta and the Deans Bridge Walmart.  Service downtown would shift to 9th Street to serve the proposed transit hub.
  • Route 5 would be slightly modified to provide more direct access to Walmart on Bobby Jones Expressway and to operate buses along the same streets in both directions between Walmart and the Social Security Administration office. In downtown Augusta, the route would be extended to serve the proposed transit hub on 9th.
  • Route 6 would be extended northwest and end with a counter-clockwise loop serving Virginia College, Augusta Mall, and the Wrightsboro Road Walmart. This would improve access to Walmart and the mall from numerous apartment complexes.  Near downtown, Route 6 service would shift to 15th Street for improved access to Georgia Health Science Medical Center and the VA Downtown Medical Center.
  • Route 7 would be shortened to primarily serve the VA Uptown Medical Center. Service to Augusta Mall would be picked up by a restructures Route 1.  Near downtown Augusta, service would shift to Laney Walker Boulevard to serve Erwin Tower.
  • Route 8 would be eliminated, but most of its coverage would be picked up by a restructured Routes 4 and 9.
  • Route 9 would be extended west to serve Walmart on Deans Bridge Road and Fort Gordon. Service east of Peach Orchard Road would be simplified with improved access to Food Lion in both directions.

SCENARIO 1 vs. SCENARIO 2

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