After conducting a competitive proposal process in 2008, the liberty Transit Steering Committee recommended TransDev as its preferred transit management firm to manage the system’s operations. The City of Hinesville will be responsible for planning and marketing the bus service, applying for federal funds annually, and coordinating system operations with Fort Stewart, employers and other stakeholders.
Service will include three routes operating in Hinesville, Flemington, Walthourville, and Fort Stewart. Bus stops are located throughout these areas as well. Bus shelters are located at Liberty Regional Medical Center, the Hinesville Library, Applebee’s, Happy Acres and other commercial and residential areas including Winn Army Medical Center located on Fort Stewart.
Specific times vary by route, but the system operates approximately from 5:50 a.m. to 7:56 p.m. Monday through Friday (some routes only periodically provide service to designated locations.) There is no service on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays. Call 912-877-1472 to confirm the schedule if you are not sure.
Liberty Transit will operate the system using a combination of federal transit funds, state and local funds, and fare revenue. Liberty Transit is also receiving federal stimulus funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, which will provide the resources necessary for purchasing the buses, bust stop signs, and other equipment. The City of Hinesville serves as the grantee for all federal funding for the system.
Liberty Transit will provide transportation options for everyone within the service area. It helps people that cannot drive, such as youth, seniors and persons with disabilities, as well as military troops and families. The service benefits everyone by reducing traffic congestion and demand for parking, and helps to reduce air pollution and other environmental impacts of automobile use.
Every bus has a carrier for bicycles on the front bumper. Be sure to tell the driver before exiting the bus if you need to remove your bike from the carrier.
Passengers with a destination on Fort Stewart will be required to show a valid government issued photo ID card in order to exit the bus while on the installation. Current year school IDs are acceptable. Passengers under the age of thirteen must be accompanied by an adult. All visitors to the installation must comply with Fort Stewart policies. Passengers who are currently barred from entering the installation must exit the bus before it travels onto the installation.
*Per federal regulations, ADA-eligible persons include any person with a disability who has a specific impairment-related condition that prevents the person from traveling to or from a boarding/disembarking location. Specific procedures for verifying eligibility will be developed and advertised in the coming months by Liberty Transit.