Updated:CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga.,None — Bus service is coming back to Clayton County, but this time it will be privately run.
It's called "Quick Transit" and the service starts Monday morning along the same routes of the former C-Tran buses. . Channel 2 Action News reporter Jovita Moore met with the new company's owner who said she just wants to help. Tywanna Albro said she got the idea once C-Tran went out of service back in March, leaving thousands across the county stranded.
Bus Service Coming To Clayton County
"So I said we should open up a bus service to help Clayton County residents," said Albro. "Businesses are suffering. They're closing down and the residents on C-Tran have lost their jobs. They're paying so much money to get to work," said Albro.
Albro has purchased 11 buses. They'll cover the former C-Tran routes 501, 502, 503 and 504, picking up once again at places like the county justice building.
"They're taking taxis and we know how expensive taxis can be," said Albro. She's hoping word will spread about the service.
"We're doing the same stops, so all the residents of Clayton County need to do is go out to the same stop that they used to go to and then we will pick them up," said Albro.
Riverdale Mayor Evelyn Dixon said the service is so necessary.
"It helps the city and the county economically for economic growth. You can't grow without public transportation, period," said Dixon.
Like C-Tran, the buses will drop off passengers at the College Park MARTA station. Fares are a bit higher at $3.50, but transfers to other routes will be provided.