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Rome Transit Department


On October 1, 1961, Rome established a City department to take over the bus operation from the Georgia Power Co. The power company gave the City all of its buses, plus any spare parts and equipment on hand. In addition, Georgia Power paid the City $300,000. The City agreed to use the money for the transportation system only.



Our service includes: Public Transportation within the City limits of Rome, Georgia, which include Main Line/Tripper Fixed Route Services, and Para-Transit Services that operates Monday - Friday.

  • Main Line Services - Provides services from 5:40 AM to 6:30 PM on a one hour headway. 
  • Para-Transit Service - Curb to Curb service for the elderly and disabled, which requires submission of a Para-Transit application and approval. This service operates up to 3/4 of a mile of our Fixed Route services with the same operating hours as listed above.
  • Tripper Service - Operates during AM & PM Peak hours, which is open door to the public allowing connectivity to our Main Line Fixed Route System.

  Main Line Route Map 
  Main Line Transit Guide 

  AM Tripper Guide
  PM Tripper Guide
  Tripper 1 - 5 AM
  Tripper 1 - 5 PM
  Tripper 6 - 10 AM
  Tripper 6 - 10 PM
  Tripper 11 - 15 AM
  Tripper 11 -15 PM
  Tripper 16 - 22 AM
  Tripper 16 - 22 PM


Regular Full Fare           $1.25
Senior & Disabled Fare   $ .60
Students/Tripper Fare     $ .60
Transfers                       FREE
Children Under 5            FREE                           
(Must be accompanied by
a paying adult)                                                                         
Paratransit Fare            $  2.25
50-Ride Card                $107.50
10-Ride Card                $ 22.00
RTD Fare Cards for fixed
route services NO changes:

50-Ride Regular Fare Card      $45.00                           
10-Ride Regular Fare Card      $ 9.00
50-Ride Senior - Disabled Card $22.50
10-Ride Senior - Disabled Card $ 4.50
Exact Change Only

Title VI Notice and Procedure Form 



Kathy Shealy , Director

Phyllis Lee, Assistant Transit Director
168 North Avenue
PO Box 1433
Rome, GA  30162

Monday - Friday
5:40AM to 6:30PM
Closings: New Year's Day,
Memorial Day
(only if school is not in operation),
July 4th, Labor Day,
Christmas Day