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Serving Our Community Since 2003

Blackstone Area Bus System (BABS) and Piedmont Area Transit (PAT) carried more than 30,000 passengers in 2008- a record for BABS/PAT, which provides public transportation for the residents of Blackstone, Nottoway, Amelia, Buckingham, Cumberland, Prince Edward, Brunswick and Lunenburg.

Ridership in 2008 surpassed 30,000, a 19% increase over the 25, 000 passengers carried in 2007. Factors for the increase include high fuel costs and the economy crumbling.

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Public transportation is vital in Southside Virginia as many people rely on it as their only form of transportation to doctor’s appointments, work, and health care. For every $1 a community spends on public transportation, $3 is generated throughout the community.

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