In 1886 the Capital City Railway Company began service in downtown Montgomery with America’s first city wide Electric Trolley system. Soon to be known as the “Lightning Route,” the system enjoyed and still does presently enjoy a great success. In 1936, after nearly fifty years of service, The Lightning Route was replaced by buses. The Lightning Route went back into operations by a private company in the 1980’s and is fully operational today by the City of Montgomery.

The City of Montgomery purchased the Montgomery Area Transit System in 1974 and contracted the American Transit Corporation to operate the  system.   In February, 1998, the City of Montgomery replaced its system of 17 fixed routes with Demand and Response Transit (DART), a call-in reservation service. Demand and Response Transit was formed in an effort to provide more effective service.

In January, 2000, it was determined that the Demand and Response Transit system was not serving the citizens of Montgomery in an effective and efficient manner. On February 2, 2000, the Montgomery City Council voted to establish, on a trail basis, three (3) new fixed routes to begin on March 6, 2000.  The trial run of the fixed route service proved to be both more effective and efficient in serving the transportation needs of the citizens of Montgomery. The new fixed route system was such a success, that the City of Montgomery approved six additional fixed routes. The Montgomery Area Transit System is still today owned by the City of Montgomery and operated by First Transit Group Incorporated through contract.

 Who We Are


Kelvin Miller              General Manager
Denice Rollan            Office Manager
Linda Travis               Accounting
Clara Stewart             Receptionist
Marketing Director
Michael Roberts       Information Technology Manager

Customer Service

Samuel Jackson        Supervisor of Passenger Services
Pat Jackson                Customer Service Representative


Doug Pack          Assistant General Manager/Maintenance
Gary Haney       Store Keeper/Maintenance


Ernest Jackson                  Safety and Scheduling
Wanda Smith                     Operations Supervisor
John Baldwin                    Chief Street Supervisor
Darren Smoke                   Street Supervisor
Lorasha Brown                  Street Supervisor
Lura Longmire                  Street Supervisor
Rochelle Holt                     Street Supervisor
Clarence Montgomery     Dispatch


MAP – Paratransit

Anna Jones                             Paratransit

Julia McCall                           Paratransit