Tifton officials address public transportation needs

Updated: Mar. 6, 2017 at 6:06 PM EST
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TIFTON, GA (WALB) - Tifton residents without transportation are speaking out about how the city could help them by establishing a public transit system.

Some organizations, like the YMCA, offer rides and buses for their members.

But for non members who don't have that as an option say that the lack of bike paths and areas of the city not being very pedestrian friendly makes it almost impossible to get around.

City manager Pete Pyrzenski says if the need is there, they will find a way to better the community.

"I see the outreach here, but you have to ask if it is a sound investment? I think it's something we need to work on, to see where the needs might be and work on putting something together long range," said Pyrzenski. "It's part of our responsibility to work with local agencies to see where the greatest needs might be and then put together a plan."

Pyrzenski wants to remind people that The Tift Lift Transit is available.

The system is a cross between a shuttle and a taxi.

It's available for no more than $5 a ride and can be called when needed.

The number for the Tift Lift Transit is (229) 382-8438.

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