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Consider helping your local community today by placing a donation to Southwest Oklahoma Community Action Group. SOCAG is hard at work in the local community. A donation of any amount will go a long way to help fund needed community services. Please donate today!

Southwest Transit Needs You...

Southwest Transit Bus

Southwest Oklahoma Community Action Group (SOCAG) has been positively impacting lives in Southwest Oklahoma for more than 50 years by living into our mission; “We provide opportunities to the people of Southwest Oklahoma to overcome poverty and improve our communities.”

SOCAG is hoping we can find people that feel as deeply and committed as we do to impacting the lives of others.  Southwest Transit is one of the programs SOCAG administers. 

Southwest Transit has been providing affordable and reliable public transportation to the people of Southwest Oklahoma since 1983. Southwest Transit provides more than just a ride they provide hope.  

One passenger recently told his driver, “You guys are a lifesaver, without you I would be homebound, and not able to see my doctor.” Another passenger said, “I have lived in big cities in both Oregon and California and Southwest Transit is the only public transportation company that ever picked me up at my house.”

Southwest Transit prides itself on providing professional, affordable, customer friendly service. Unfortunately the majority of the vehicles that Southwest Transit uses to provide this service are worn out. Almost all the vans have over 300,000 miles and many are in need of major maintenance overhauls. We Need Your Help.

Southwest Transit has the opportunity through Section 5311 and Section 5339 Federal Transit Administration grants to purchase six new transit vans ensuring that their reliable and much needed service will continue. The required match to obtain these vehicles is $44,000. This is your opportunity to make a huge impact on the lives of people that truly need this service. Southwest Transit provides transportation to Head Start and daycare children, non-emergency medical transportation, transportation for employment and education, and also provides transportation to our service men and women at the Altus Air Force Base. Basically, Southwest Transit fills a major need here in Southwest Oklahoma.

Ingrid Gifford, Southwest Transit Director, said,

We want to continue to provide safe, reliable service to our riders in Altus, Hollis, Mangum, and Granite. In order to accomplish that, we need to be able to replace aging vehicles.”- Ingrid Gifford, Southwest Transit Director

By making a donation you will help the SOCAG Southwest Transit program meet their $44,000 match requirement and give more opportunities to the people in rural Southwest Oklahoma. Every donation is tax deductible and since it is a match requirement every $25 given will be equivalent to $167. Please help us help our neighbors and communities with this very valuable service.

Please send donations to:

Southwest Transit
P.O. Box 1088
Altus, OK. 73521

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