MTA recently held a quarterly board meeting at the Morris Cohen Conference Room in the historic Terminal Station. New board member Rachel (Hollar) Umana of Bike Walk Macon was introduced. MTA CEO, Craig Ross, reported that in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, MTA is continually updating and revising procedures and policies.

On September 28, MTA reopened the Transfer Station with all of the necessary precautions – temperature taking, masks and physical distancing. MTA also increased ridership on each bus from 10 to 15.

Reminder that veterans may apply for a RIDE FOREVER card. Applicants must: 1. Be a resident of Macon-Bibb County. 2. Be at least 65 years old. 3. Bring either a veterans ID card, driver’s license indicating military service, DD214 or DD215 card for identification and enrollment. The RIDE FOREVER card is valid for travel on MTA’s fixed route buses only.

In addition to the veterans RIDE FOREVER card, MTA also issues discount cards for Seniors and the Disabled. Please call for an appointment to obtain any of the three cards: (478) 803-2520.

The MTA’s two (2) new electric buses are expected soon and a new route, the Second Street Corridor has been identified. Macon-Bibb County’s newly elected mayor, Lester Miller, who takes office in December attended the meeting.