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Leesburg -- Transportation officials want to get more people riding transit buses in Southwest Georgia's fastest growing county.

The Regional Rural Transit Program currently runs two buses in Lee County, but want to find more riders. As the population of Lee County and gas prices skyrocket, the transportation needs also grow.

Many seniors rely on the transit bus, but it is an option for people who need a ride. Transportation Program Manager Brad Sheffield said "I would hope to see more elderly using the system. In Lee County we are seeing just more of the transportation disadvantaged individuals than really the elderly population."

The transit buses range in cost from one dollar for a four mile trip, to five dollars for a 30 mile trip. You must call in advance to arrange a pickup.

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