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Crawford Co. launching bus service to Dublin VA for veterans

The bus service will start on Wednesday, December 19.

City leaders in Crawford County are starting a new bus service that should make getting to doctor's appointments easier for veterans.

Jessica Wiggins with Crawford County Transit says this new route will make sure they get to their appointments on time.

Each morning Wilson Jones starts his day transporting people across Central Georgia.

"Just a regular day -- down to Macon and around Macon, doctor's offices and back to Roberta," Wilson said.

Starting on Wednesday, December 19, Wilson will start traveling to Dublin, for a service he says veterans want.

"It will be good for them because a lot of them are asking about going to Dublin," Wilson said.

Wiggins says city leaders recognized the county does not have a lot of resources to help veterans.

"He saw that this was a way to get our veterans to receive their medical care," Wiggins said.

The bus is going to run every third Wednesday of each month because it's the day they have the highest amount of veterans that need to go to the Dublin VA.

The trip will take roughly an hour and a half, with the county keeping the cost for veterans low.

It's $5 dollars one-way, with a round trip costing $10.

Wiggins says the Dublin VA will reimburse most veterans who have to travel as long as they have a receipt.

"We are asking for appointments to be before 2 p.m. with the Dublin VA to allow us time to get back and have all of our riders dropped off," Wiggins said.

Currently, the service is only for people in Crawford County. Wiggins says if the route is successful, they will add another trip to Dublin.