MTA opens Park & Ride lot in Warner Robins

MTA opens Park & Ride lot in Warner Robins

The new Warner Robins Macon Transit Authority Park & Ride is located in Ferguson Park.
WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - The Macon Transit Authority is opening a new Park and Ride for bus riders in Warner Robins.

MTA's Park and Ride is in Ferguson park on Elberta Road.

Commuters can park their cars and board a MTA bus to travel through Houston and Bibb counties.

MTA's General Manager, Rick Jones says the park and ride will enhance Robins Air Force Base Route.

“This strengthens what we are doing now in Warner Robins,” says Jones. “It strengthens the Bird route the buses that we have going into Warner Robins daily."

Robins Air Force Base officials say they need the mass transit park and ride to help get retirees and other personnel to the base.

Warner Robins Mayor, Randy Toms and Jones believe the partnership between the city and MTA will make a major economic impact in the city and Houston county.

Toms says the new park and ride is needed for transporting city and county residents to and from Bibb county.

"There are job opportunities as well as begin new job opportunities so I mean, your going to see thousands of people over time benefit from this partnership as it goes on," says Toms.

MTA'S Bird route number 7, Macon/Ferguson park, begins at 5:40 a.m., at the park and ride and ends at 7:10 p.m. at the Macon bus terminal, Monday through Friday.

The cost for regular fare one way is $3 a 20 ride pass is $60 and a 10 ride pass is $30.

MTA is asking all bus rider to have exact change before boarding the bus.

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