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.