Macon's mayor says new buses at the transit authority further his goal of making Macon a transportation hub for the region.
The Macon-Bibb Transit Authority announced the addition of three new buses to its fleet.
Mayor Robert Reichert told a crowd outside the Terminal Station, that reliable public transportation helps grow industry by making job sites accessible.
MTA CEO Rick Jones said each bus cost $375,000. Each one allows 35 passengers to sit and another 35 to stand.
Some regular bus riders said they're excited, because the larger buses will relieve overcrowding.
9-year-old bus rider Myla Johnson said, "The other one's be so like crowded and everything, but these big new buses, everybody will get some space."
Another long time passenger Diane Glover said, "They nice. They real nice. They comfortable."
Jones said since 2009, MTA has improved their rate of keeping the bus schedule on-time. He said then it was about 45-percent, and now it's increased to about 90-percent of on-time arrivals