Commission to discuss new Gold Cross deal

CSRA News

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – We could be close to a new deal for Ambulance Service in Augusta.

Augusta Commissioners expecting to vote Wednesday on entering into an agreement with Gold Cross.

Under the plan, the city would pay Gold Cross a $200 thousand dollar subsidy, pro-rated for the rest of the year.

In exchange Gold Cross would lower its transport fees and agree to other city terms.

“Obviously people will reduce their bill by a thousand dollars. You’re going to see some accountability measures, you’re going to see dedicated ambulances that we haven’t had in the past. This is just a win-win for everybody,” says Mayor Pro-Tem Sean Framtom.

If the deal is approved the city subsidy would increase to $600 thousand dollars next year.

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