Athens for Everyone members, Pinewoods residents, Commissioner Kelly Girtz, and others concerned about transportation options along US highway 29 assembled in the Pinewoods Library on this day for a Transit Town Hall meeting. Then A4E President Tim Denson explained his plan to extend bus service along US-29 all the way out to the county line, and slightly beyond to the Veteran’s Clinic in Madison County.In a small survey conducted by A4E members, 90% of Pinewoods residents say they are not always able to get around town easily. Undocumented residents in particular have a difficult time because there are no alternative transportation options available there and they are unable to get driver’s licenses.
A bus route along US-29 was included in the 2018 TSPLOST. A4E is hopeful that when this route is implemented it will greatly improve transportation accessibility for those living in Pinewoods and Country Corners.