Starting September 1, 2014, a new transportation provider will begin service for 10 Middle Georgia counties under the Georgia Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Coordinated Transportation Program. The 10 affected counties include Baldwin, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach, Pulaski, Putnam, Twiggs, and Wilkinson.
The Middle Georgia Regional Commission (MGRC) administers the DHS Coordinated Transportation Program in the Middle Georgia region and is responsible for ensuring the provision of subcontracted transportation services for consumers of the Division of Aging Services, Family and Children Services, Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Public Health, and the Department of Labor’s Vocational Rehabilitation Services. This program serves the most vulnerable citizens of Middle Georgia by providing safe, reliable public transportation to meet basic needs.
In June of this year, the MGRC issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for transportation services for the 10 aforementioned counties, with the winning bid being awarded to Transitions Commute Solutions, LLC. Transitions Commute Solutions has developed a large base of commendations and positive references in transportation consulting and management of paratransit services throughout the country. With state and federal fleet management and operational consultancy in 30 states, and currently a DHS transportation services provider in coastal Georgia, Transitions Commute Solutions’ winning proposal demonstrated the experience, knowledge and resources needed to provide the highest level of safe, efficient, customer-oriented transportation for the citizens of Middle Georgia.
For more information regarding the DHS Coordinated Transportation Program or services provided by Transitions Commute Solutions, please contact the MGRC Transportation/ Mobility Manager, Bob Rychel at 478-751-6160.