Consider the following: how far do you travel on a typical day when you wake up, commute to work, and return to the same place where you began your day? The answer will shock you: a distance of ZERO miles. How is this possible? When your Point A is the same as Point B, you did not move anywhere.
People with disabilities experience this uncertainty on a daily basis. A person loses independence when every daily need depends on the distance from a bus stop, limited networks of friends driving friends, and unaffordable access to a vehicle. A differently-abled person deserves the same access to transportation as anyone else!
There’s some good news and some bad news about transportation in northeast Georgia.
Thanks to the Transportation Funding Act of 2015, a massive funding bill passed by state lawmakers, northeast Georgia and the state as a whole became the first to launch the Coordinated Highway Assistance & Maintenance Program (CHAMP) on February 7th, 2017.
However, the bad news is that there have been no changes in operating funds for county-wide transportation in Barrow, Clarke, Elbert, Greene, Jackson, Madison, Monroe, Oconee, Oglethorpe and Walton counties. There is still a lack of transportation connecting our region in northeast Georgia.
That is where we step in.
Multiple Choices CIL has a solution that overcomes the barriers of the people we serve across northeast Georgia. Our accessible vans are equipped for every passenger across the mobility spectrum. We follow the schedule of the passenger to fulfill doctor appointments, go grocery shopping, get an education, attend worship services, enjoy recreation, and more!
When your transportation is hit or miss, what are you waiting for? Call us at (706) 850-4025 and you will never need to worry about missing that next appointment!
You can make a difference in someone's future by donating to the Multiple Choices Transportation fund. All donations are greatly appreciated.
Transportation: A Major Barrier