Another issue here is that there will be no public hearing on this issue
unless someone ASKS for it. Without a hearing, it just goes forward
with no other public information about being presented. Anyone may ask
for a hearing, but I would especially think that there are people who
really need a functional system that is not just focused on people
who have access to Medicaid as a payment source due to illness or
disability. Requesting such a hearing before January 24 would give the
opportunity to have all this information presented and for questions to
be asked and answered.
Lowndes County officials assure citizens who use the county’s
current transit program that they will not be affected if the
proposed Valdosta-Lowndes County Transit Service Plan is implemented
in the area.
The current Lowndes County 5311 Transit Program falls under the
jurisdiction of the Georgia Department of Transportation. Ten
percent of the program is subsidized by the state and 80 percent is
subsidized by federal funds. Lowndes County provides 10 percent of
the cost of each bus.
Lowndes County’s 5311 Transit Program was implemented in December
2001 with only three buses. The program now includes six buses that
provide transportation throughout Lowndes County.
That may make MIDS the biggest bus system in the county.
VSU may have more busses.
Does Moody run busses?
Here are the notices about public transportation that was supposed to
be done some time ago. I am trying to figure out how the county will
compensate private providers for all this transportation.
I can’t answer it, but maybe I can point at some related information
that might help.
She was referring to two public notices in the VDT of that same day,
which is about the MIDS service,
which is one of the ones in the list in
If you call MIDS, a small van will pick you up and deliver you,
all for a flat fee, if I understand it correctly. It’s the closest
thing we have to a bus system around here.
It looks like MIDS comes up for renewal about every two years, according to the agendas:
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