Richmond County Transportation

August 10, 2023

Richmond County Transportation

The county’s official record keeping agency, responsible for recording millions of important legal documents and public records pertaining to businesses, Court cases and real property. The agency also collects associated filing fees, fines and taxes.

Richmond County school district officials said they’ve heard from parents concerned about overcrowding on buses and the fact that school bus drivers are not paid enough. But some drivers say they were not able to speak at the school board meeting because they didn’t sign up in time.

FOX 54’s Kaden Jacobs reports the school board will hear from several bus drivers who didn’t get a chance to talk at its Monday night meeting because they didn’t sign up to do so. Sallie Thomas, president of the local 239 school bus drivers union brought a petition that has more than one hundred signatures and said it’s about issues such as odors at the lot where the buses are parked.

The district is working to improve transit services by constructing a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system along Richmond Highway. The project will be constructed in two sections. The first will extend from the Huntington Metrorail Station to Richmond Highway and the second from Richmond Highway to Gum Springs.

The BRT project is scheduled to open in 2024. It is expected to connect major employment centers, shopping areas, and residential neighborhoods. RCSD is developing the project with local residents and community stakeholders, and it is being developed without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, creed (religion), age or disability in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes.


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