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The Mountain Area Transportation System, commonly referred to as MATS, provides public transportation for citizens within the four county region of Gilmer, Gordon, Fannin and Pickens.
MATS operates on a non-fixed route, taking passengers to their requested destinations. We work to accommodate all passengers and our vehicles are equipped to aid individuals with disabilities.
Because we specifically tailor our routes to meet our passengers needs, we ask you call 24-hours in advance to book your transportation appointment. At times, same day service may be possible. It just all depends on each day-to-day activity and availability. Please note, you must call to book your appointment; emails will not be acknowledged.
~Our fares are straight-forward and reasonable~
General Fare Box Rates:
- $2.00 One-way for trips up to 10 miles
- $3.00 One-way for trips greater than 10 miles
For further information on this service, please contact the local transportation office in your area.
- Gilmer County: (706) 276.6287 Hours of operation: 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Fannin County: (706) 632.7203 Hours of operation: 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Pickens County: (706) 692.3252 Hours of operation: 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Gordon County: (706) 602.0852 Hours of operation: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Buses do not run on the following holidays:
New Year’s Eve and New Years Day Columbus Day
Martin Luther King or President’s Day Veterans Day
Memorial Day Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving Day
Independence Day Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act requires that: “No person in the United States shall, on he grounds of race, color or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”
If you feel you have been discriminated against when using, or attempting to use our transit service, please click here and complete our Title VI Complaint Form. When finished, return the completed form, along with any additional documentation, to our main office at 1344 Talking Rock Rd., Jasper, GA. 30143.