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Hall Area Transit is a public transportation system that has served the City of Gainesville and Hall County since 1983. Its mission is to provide efficient, effective and affordable public transportation that will allow riders to access jobs, retail shops, recreational facilities, medical/dental offices, social service agencies, government offices, and other important community sites.

Hall Area Transit is a key component in helping reduce traffic congestion and minimize air pollution. It also encourages new generations of Hall-countians to consider alternatives to driving in single occupancy vehicles. Public transportation supports our community in other ways too. It helps people that cannot drive; such as youth, seniors and persons with disabilities; to fully participate in and contribute to our vibrant community. Public transportation is a way for people to get connected and stay connected with others in the community.  Whether you're a first time passenger or a seasoned traveler, this information is provided to answer your questions and make riding a breeze. We hope to see you "on board" soon!

Transportation Services

Gainesville Connection – Gainesville Connection provides scheduled bus services throughout the City of Gainesville and parts of the City of Oakwood and unicorporated Hall County. Buses operate five days a week from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

                                                  

BUS FARES  

Effective July 1, 2015

Passenger must give driver exact fare. Drivers do not make change.

 

Young Children up to age 6   -  FREE

Limited to children who are 42 inches in height or smaller 

Limited to 3 children for each fare paying passenger


Children & Adults ages 7 to 59 - $1.00  

 

Seniors ages 60+ with valid I.D.  - $0.50

 
Persons with Disabilities with valid I.D. - $0.50

Transfer  - $0.50

Passengers requiring more than one bus to reach their destination

may purchase a 50 cent transfer token with each regular fare purchased.

 
Daily Passes with Unlimited Rides - $2.00

All passengers

 

Monthly Passes with Unlimited Rides - $30.00

Children & Adults ages 7 to 59  

 
TARIFAS DE AUTOBUS EN ESPANOL

Efectivo Julio 1, 2015

Pasajeros deben dar cambio exacto al chofer. Los choferos no

hacen cambio.

 

Ninos hasta 6 anos – GRATIS

Limitado a ninos que miden 42 pulgadas o menos

Limite 3 ninos por cada pasajero de pago

 

Niños y Adultos 7 – 59 años - $1.00

 

Ancianos 60 anos y mayor con I.D. valida - $0.50

 

Personas con incapacidades con I.D. valida - $0.50

 

Transferencias - $0.50

Pasajeros que requieren mas de un autobus para llegar a su destino

pueden comprar una ficha de transferencia por $0.50 por cada boleto

 adulto comprado.

 

Pase diario – Viajes ilimitados - $2.00

Todos los pasajeros

 

Pase Mensual – Viajes Ilimitados - $30.00

Ninos y Adultos 7-59 anos

 

Pase Mensual – Viajes Ilimitados - $20.00

Ancianos y Personas con incapacidades con I.D. valida

 

Pases pueden ser comprados con cambio exacto de los choferes de

Gainesville Connection o en el edificio administrativo de

Gainesville Connection, 687 Main St. Gainesville, GA 30501

 

Mobility Plus- Riders with disabilities that cannot safely navigate the streets to access Gainesville Connection bus stops can call Hall Area Transit and 

receive a ride directly to their desired destination or directly to the Gainesville Connection bus service. Persons wishing to use this service must complete a certification process to ensure that they meet ADA eligibility requirements.




Dial-A-Ride- Riders can call ahead 48+ hours to reserve van service that comes directly to them and takes them directly to where they want to go. The fare for this service starts at $2.00 and increases with each additional mile traveled.


Americans with Disabilities

Lift-equipment is available on Hall Area Transit vehicles to meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. Individuals who use mobility devices, such as a wheelchair or scooter, must conform to the "common wheelchair" dimensions as set forth under the Federal Register, vol. 56 No 173, 1991, Rules and Regulations. A "common wheelchair" is not larger than 30 inches wide and 48 inches long, and more than 600 pounds, when occupied.


The Bus Operator will assist individuals in safely boarding & exiting from the vehicles. Individuals with mobility impairments who need special assistance in navigating to and from the vehicle should have a Personal Care Attendant (PCA) ride with them. When the Bus Operator is notified, PCAs may ride for free.

ADA Complementary Service is available for $2.00 to eligible persons who require ADA service and are located within 3/4 mile from the fixed route bus service known as the Gainesville Connection.

To apply for ADA Complementary Service, please call Hall Area Transit at 770-503-3333. To make a complaint regarding the ADA application process or any part of the ADA service, please contact Community Service Center Director, Phillippa Lewis Moss, at 770.503.3330.
 

Funding

Hall Area Transit receives funding from the Federal Transit Administration, the Georgia Departments of Transportation and Human Services, the City of Gainesville, Hall County, and fares from riders.
 

Gainesville Connection Travel Tips

  1. Smoking is Prohibited on all buses and at all bus stops.
  2. Smoking, Eating and Drinking are Prohibited on all buses.
  3. Packages are Limited to what one person can safely carry on board.
  4. Holiday Schedules will be posted on the buses.
  5. Exact Fare only will be accepted by the bus operator.
  6. Reduced Fares are available only to persons who present a Reduced Fare card after presenting acceptable identification to staff at the Gainesville Connection Administrative Office at 687 Main Street.
  7. Passengers who behave poorly will be removed from the buses.
  8. Unforeseen Events Will Delay the Buses. Plan Accordingly.

For additional information, route map or schedule, please contact Hall Area Transit at 770-503-3333 or email hat@gainesville.org.

TO REPORT A CONCERN OR MAKE A COMPLAINT PLEASE CONTACT PHILLIPPA LEWIS MOSS AT 770-503-3340.

 

A TITLE VI CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT FORM IS AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE IN A PDF FORMAT.


Hall Area Transit Officials reserve the right to refuse service or remove any rider who jeopardizes the comfort and / or safety of other persons.

Consejos para viajar en el Gainesville Connection

  1. Esta prohibido fumar en los buses o en las paradas de los buses.
  2. Esta prohibido fumar, comer y beber en los buses.
  3. Paquetes estan limitados a lo que el pasajero puede cargar sin peligro.
  4. Horario Festivo sera publicado en los buses.
  5. Solamente tarifa exacta sera aceptada por el conductor.
  6. Solamente los pasajeros que tienen una Reduced Fare Card pueden pagar la tarifa reducida. Puede obtener una Reduced Fare Card presentando la adecuada identificacion en la oficina administrativa de Gainesville Connection Administrative Office en 687 Main Street.
  7. Pasajeros que se comporten mal seran removidos de los buses.
  8. Eventos imprevistos causaran retrasos en los buses. Por favor planee por lo tanto.