Transportation  Services

NOTICE

Beginning October 1, 2022 Fixed Route, Paratransit, and Demand Response services in Calhoun County will resume charging fares. The cost will be the same as before fares were waived in April 2020.

Fare rates for the fixed route are:
BASIC FARE
$1.00
Military with ID*
$1.00
Disabled*
$0.50
Students*
$0.50
Children under 12
$0.50
Elderly (60 years of age and older)
$0.50
Medicaid/Medicare with ID*
$0.50
*Proper ID required-This includes but is not limited to: Government issued photo IDs, employee IDs, US passport, a valid Medicaid or Medicare card, US Military ID, school issued ID, and any ID issued by the East Alabama Commission. For a full list, call 256-237-6741.

Fare rates for Paratransit and Demand Response services in Calhoun County are:

$1.00 per trip

The East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission (EARPDC) transit program, Areawide Community Transportation System (ACTS) has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal in accordance with DBE regulations and the Federal Transit Administration.

Visit the DBE Goal page

Disadvantaged Business EnterpriseGoal

The Cities of Anniston and Oxford offer a fixed-route system, which extends into the city of Weaver to the north and the 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. The buses run on an hourly cycle.

CAPACITY72 Seats

COST$1.00 - General public

COST$0.50 - Children / elderly / medicare & medicaid recipients

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.

Urban/Fixed-RouteService

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 Heath Compton at 256-237-6741, or email Mr. Christian at shane.christian@earpdc.org and Mr. Compton at heath.compton@earpdc.org

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 CherokeeClayCleburneCoosa, and Talladega Counties.

All Calhoun County urban transportation services are provided through contract by Anniston Limousine, Inc. (Phone #: 256-231-0010), located at 1130 Quintard Avenue, Suite 404, Anniston, AL 36201.  Anniston Limousine Inc., provides scheduling, driving, and other operational transportation needs.

Transportation Services InCalhoun County

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.

The Commission also funds transportation services for the elderly operated through the senior centers.

City of Piedmont

  • Contact:  Ms. Susan Bragg at 256-310-9432
  • Hours of operation: 7:30 am to 3:30 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: Mr. Michael Abernathy at 256-927-7472
  • Hours of operation: 7:30 am to 3:30 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: 256-396-5886; Administrative Office:  256-354-7888
  • Hours of operation: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Monday-Friday
  • This is demand response system.
  • Service area includes all of Clay County.
  • No specific route is taken.
  • Fare Policy:  All trips are based on distance and are set as a flat rate depending on destination.  A full list is HERE

Cleburne County

  • Contact: Mr. Marty Funderburk 256-463-2271
  • Hours of operation: 7:00 am to 4:00 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. Stanford Benson at 256-794-8257
  • 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.

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.

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: $3 Within Goodwater city limits round trip. Trips to Alexander City, Sylacauga and Rockford are $10 round trip. Longer, more time consuming trips to Birmingham or other special trips have a flat rate of $40 and are scheduled around medical trips of other passengers.

Randolph & Chambers 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

Talladega County

CHILDERSBURG

  • Contact: Ms. Vicky Moody or Ms. Diane Moody 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 Vincent, Fayetteville, Sylacauga, and Winterboro in Talladega County
  • No specific route is taken
  • Fare Policy: $6.00 round trip to Sylacauga; $1.50 round trip in Childersburg; $1.00 for each additonal scheduled stop.\

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

OAK GROVE

  • Contact: Ms. Jamie Reynolds 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: $1.00 per trip

ContactInformation

For more information about transit services, call or email:

Shane Christianproject director, Public Transportation

Heath ComptonHuman Services Coordinator