Transportation Services

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

A reawide C ommunity Transportation S ystem


Urban/Fixed-Route Service

The Cities of Anniston and Oxford offer a fixed-route system, which extends into the city of Weaver to the north and Town of Hobson City to the west. Currently, there are four buses running constantly during hours of operation. The system has four back-up buses. There are approx. 100 seats available at any one time. The buses run on an hourly cycle.  The cost is outlined in the route map. $1.00 is the fare for the general public. Children, the elderly, Medicare and Medicaid recipients pay .50¢. There are also numerous organizations which purchase passes in bulk. Anniston Housing Authority and Calhoun-Cleburne Mental Health are the biggest pass users.

Please click on the following links for the Route Maps:

North/East
South/West

en Español:

Ruta Este/Ruta Norte
Ruta Oeste/Ruta Sur

The fixed route program's central transfer point is the Amtrak Station on 4th Street, one block west of Noble Street in Anniston, Alabama.

Paratransit Service

Through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), areas that offer fixed route service must also offer transportation for those with disabilities who can not utilize the Fixed Route service that is equivalent to their fixed route service. Calhoun County has this system for residents of Anniston, Oxford, Weaver, Jacksonville, and Hobson City. The system is curb-to-curb demand response. The cost is $1.00 each way. To ensure that only those who are disabled (and their caregivers) use the service, an application process is in place. Temporary and then permanent cards are issued after an Advisory Board reviews the applications on a monthly basis. There are currently four vans that are used in Paratransit operations. 

EAC currently accepts reservations for the ADA Paratransit service during business hours, 8:00 A. M. - 5:00 P. M. During the weekends and holidays, messages will be checked remotely and again before business hours of the next business day.  Those wanting further information concerning times of accepted reservations or any other transit related concern, please call Shane Christian or Kenny Bentley at 256-237-6741, or email Mr. Christian at shane.christian@earpdc.org and Mr. Bentley at kenneth.bentley@earpdc.org.

A copy of the ADA Paratransit Application can be downloaded as a PDF by clicking on the following link:

ADA Application
ADA Paratransit Passenger Handbook

Title VI

Transit system planning, marketing, and administrative services are also provided by the Commission's staff as a part of the Areawide Community Transportation System (ACTS) serving six counties in East Alabama. The Commission also administers demand-response public transit systems in Piedmont and the urban and rural areas of Calhoun County. In addition, the Commission administers demand-response rural public transit services in Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, and Talladega Counties.


Transportation Services In Calhoun County

All Calhoun County urban transportation services are provided through contract by Anniston Limousine, Inc. (Phone #: 256-231-0010), located at 1130 Quintard Avenue, Suite 103, Anniston, AL 36201.  Anniston Limousine Inc., provides scheduling, driving, and other operational transportation needs.

Rural Transportation

Calhoun County currently has rural, public transportation for almost the entire county. The transportation service is demand response, meaning that the rider calls, sets up an appointment, and Anniston Limousine, Inc., our contractor, picks them up at their house. Rural transportation is available to those who live outside the city limits of Oxford, Hobson City, Anniston, Weaver, Jacksonville, and Piedmont. The Cities are considered urban areas, and because Anniston has a “fixed-route” service, rural transportation does not serve points within the city limits.

City of Piedmont

  • Contact:  Mr. Bobby Joe Glover at 256-310-9432
  • Hours of operation: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. Monday-Friday
  • This is a demand response system.
  • Service area includes and eight mile radius extending from the center of Piedmont.
  • No specific route is taken
  • Fare Policy: All trips are $1.00 each way
Cherokee County
  • Contact: Ms. Janice Upshaw at 256-927-7472
  • Hours of operation: 7:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday-Friday
  • Demand response and Operator has a contract with Cherokee, Etowah, Dekalb (CED) Mental Health Center. Cherokee County Rural Transit has agreed to pick up patients who attend the branch that is in Centre, Alabama. The only specific route taken is that of regular patients who attend CED Mental Health Center in Centre, AL.
  • System serves those who are residents of Cherokee County
  • Fare Policy: General Public: $2 first five (5) miles and $1 each additional five (5) miles; Senior Citizens and Disabled persons: $1 first five (5) miles and 50¢ each additional five (5) miles

Clay County

  • Contact: Mr. Tom Homburger at 256-354-7888
  • Hours of operation: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Monday-Friday
  • This is emand response system.
  • Service area includes all of Clay County.
  • No specific route is taken.
  • Fare Policy: General Public: $2 first five (5) miles and $1 each additional five (5) miles; Senior Citizens and Disabled persons: $1 first five (5) miles and 50¢ each additional five (5) miles

Cleburne County

  • Contact: Mr. Curtis Adair at 256-463-2271
  • Hours of operation: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Friday
  • This is a demand response system.
  • System is for residents of Cleburne County. Operator does travel outside of county if a passenger has to go to doctor or work in Anniston of Calhoun County
  • No specific route is taken
  • Fare Policy: General Public: $2 first five (5) miles and $1 each additional five (5) miles; Senior Citizens and Disabled persons: $1 first five (5) miles and 50¢ each additional five (5) miles

Coosa County

  • Contact: Mr. Standford Benson at 256-377-4517
  • Hours of operation: 7:00 am to 4:30 pm. Monday-Friday
  • This is a demand response service.
  • Operates within the county of Coosa and, upon ample notice of passengers through appointment, will drive to Montgomery, Alexander City, Birmingham, or Tuskegee for kidney dialysis.
  • No specific route taken.
  • Fare Policy: Within the county of county of Coosa, $1.50 each way. To Alexander City and Sylacauga the fare is $6.00 round trip. To Birmingham, Montgomery, or Tuskegee, the fare is $20.00 round trip.

Goodwater

  • Contact: Ms. Shirley Smoot at 256-839-5653
  • Hours of Operation: 7:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday-Friday
  • This is a demand response service.
  • No specific route is taken.
  • Serves NE Coosa County and will take passengers to Alexander City and Talladega if the passenger has a doctor’s appointment and ample time is given to schedule to trip.
  • Fare Policy: $1 Within Goodwater city limits each way. Service to connect with Cheaha Mental Health Center Bus is $2 each way. Trips to Alexander City, Sylacauga and Rockford are $6 round trip. Longer, more time consuming trips to Birmingham or other special trips have a flat rate of $50 and are scheduled around medical trips of other passengers.

Talladega County

Childersburg

  • Contact: Ms. Vicky Moody or Ms. Amy Wheat at 256-378-7037
  • Hours of operation: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday-Friday
  • This is a demand response service.
  • Operator goes as far as Harpersville, Vincent, Fayetteville, Sylacauga, and Winterboro in Talladega County
  • No specific route is taken
  • Fare Policy: General Public: $2 first five (5) miles and $1 each additional five (5) miles; Senior Citizens and Disabled persons: $1 first five (5) miles and 50¢ each additional five (5) miles

Oak Grove

  • Contact: Ms. Pippia Shaffer at 256-249-2800
  • Hours of operation: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Friday
  • This is a demand response service.
  • Operates within the county of Talladega from the town of Sycamore to Talladega Springs
  • No specific route taken
  • Fare policy: Senior Citizens and Disabled persons: $1 each five (5); General Public: $2 each five (5) miles.

Sylacauga

  • Contact: Transportation at 256-249-9085
  • Hours of operation: 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. Monday-Friday
  • This is a demand response service.
  • No specific routes taken
  • Operates within the city limits of Sylacauga, but will go outside of city limits if necessary for individual passenger’s needs
  • Fare policy: Under age 55-$2 first five (5) miles, $1 each additional five (5) miles; Over age 55 or Disabled persons--$1 per trip within the city limits. Outside the city limits, all trips are $2.00 first five (5) miles, $1.00 each additional five (5) miles.

City of Talladega

  • Contact: Ms. Sherron Stockdale at 256-362-0514
  • Hours of operation: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Monday-Friday
  • This is a demand response service.
  • Operates inside the City of Talladega
  • No specific route taken
  • Fare Policy: Senior Citizens and Disabled persons: $1 to a location and $1 to return from a location; General Public: $2 to a location and $2 to return from a location

Chambers and Randolph Counties

City of Valley/City of Roanoke

  • The City of Valley and City of Roanoke has yet to set policy for Service Hours, Service Area, or Fare Structure. The program administrator is working with the Mayors, City Councils, and County Commission to arrange for the expansion of the ACTS program into the Chambers County. All policy requirements will be met before revenue operation is permitted. Our start date is not yet determined

Etowah County

  • The East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission does not administer transportation in Etowah County. Please call 256-547-1014 for information on the DART program in Etowah County.
The Commission also funds transportation services for the elderly operated through the senior centers.

For more information about transit services, call or email:

Shane Christian
Project Administrator, Public Transportation
(256) 237-6741
Fax: (256) 237-6763
Email: shane.christian@earpdc.org

Kenneth Bentley
Project Assistant
(256) 237-6741
Fax:  (256) 237-6763
Email:  kennth.bentley@earpdc.org
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