Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
October 25, 2006
Valdosta - In 2002, the Valdosta-Lowndes Metropolitan Planning Organization was formed to study the feasibility and demand for a public transit system. The response was overwhelming.
"That would be real nice to have a transit system," says Valdosta resident Belinda Lightsey.
"Oh yes! I would ride it, yes I will!" agrees Kevin Washington.
Once this need was recognized, the MPO and city officials began working to create a bus system that would provide an alternative form of transportation while cutting back on traffic. "While we don't necessarily have any major problems in Valdosta right now during peak travel times, we see that in the future, a transit system will be very beneficial as we continue to grow," says City Engineer Von Shipman.
They estimate the transit system will cost nearly one million dollars a year. But with federal money and revenue from bus fares, the city won't have to foot the whole bill. "The shortfall will be somewhere around 250 thousand per year that they would have to come up with to subsidize the system," says Dan McGee, Transportation Planning Coordinator for the South Georgia Regional Development Center.
The MPO also mapped out potential transit routes hitting major hot spots like Moody Air Force Base, Valdosta's Colonial Mall, and Valdosta State University. All other information including employees and finalizing route will be worked out in future meetings. "How many drivers we'll need, the amount of buses we'll operate, the specific routes we'll run, all that will be determined in this next step," he adds.
City council says they will continue to work closely with the MPO to get the transit system running as soon as possible.