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April 26, 2013

County officials ponder a more efficient future

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MILLEDGEVILLE —

Gaston said a price increase would hurt the average passenger on a fixed budget.

“It may not seem like much, but to many it’s all they have,” French said.

Westmoreland is aware of the concern about the money side, and the people that can’t afford anything else. The District 5 commissioner also said many senior county residents in poor health don’t need to drive themselves.

“We are damned if we do and damned if we don’t. We need to make it a system that works and pays for itself,” Westmoreland said. 

French said he prays the state sees a need to assist Baldwin County and others by establishing the aforementioned regional transportation system utilizing group cost cutting.

For now, the enthusiastic Baldwin Transit staff continues running the two vans as best it can filling a vital community transportation void. Call 478-445-2941 to schedule a county ride.

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