The Macon Transit Authority appreciates the contributions of the brave men and women who served our nation. In honor of their service, the MTA is launching a new initiative entitled RIDE FOREVER on Veterans Day 2019, Monday, November 11.
RIDE FOREVER enables U.S. military veterans who were honorably discharged from military service to ride all Macon Transit Authority fixed route buses FREE of charge FOREVER beginning at age 65.
The initial cost of the laminated rider cards is being covered by AARP of Georgia. The MTA will charge $5.00 fee for the replacement of a card.
To enroll in RIDE FOREVER, veterans must go the MTA office in the Terminal Station in Downtown Macon located at 200 Cherry Street during business hours (Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) and provide identification to prove their age and military service. The MTA will issue a rider card to the veteran on the spot. Suggested forms of ID: veteran’s ID card; driver’s license indicating military service; or a DD214 or DD215 card.
To Enroll in RIDE FOREVER at the MTA’s Terminal Station Office:
1. Enter the Terminal Station on Cherry Street.
2. Walk through the glass doors on the left and up the long flight of stairs or take the elevator. The MTA office is located at the top of the stairs. If taking the elevator, walk to the right and you will see the MTA office.
3. Ring the security doorbell to be escorted into the office to complete the enrollment process.
Program Rules For RIDE FOREVER
1. Must be a resident of Macon-Bibb County.
2. Must be at least 65 years old.
3. Must bring either a veteran’s ID card, driver’s license indicating military service, DD214 or DD215 card for identification and enrollment.
4. The RIDE FOREVER card is valid for travel on MTA’s fixed route buses only.
MTA president/CEO Craig Ross says, “The Macon Transit Authority is pleased to offer this free service, RIDE FOREVER, to our local veterans. They have done so much to protect our country, and this is a little something we can do to thank and honor them. We hope Macon-Bibb veterans will use their transit card proudly and we are pleased to partner with AARP of Georgia on this initiative.”