Jump on and GoWal

Free Public Transportation in Walton County

Running up and down U.S. 331

GoWal is a FREE public transportation service that operates Monday - Friday from 6:00 AM - 6:30 PM and will also be available on Memorial Day, Observed 4th of July, and Labor Day. The shuttle runs twice in the morning and twice in the evening.

  • FREE Service
  • Bike Racks
  • Wi-Fi (coming soon)
  • AM & PM Ride Times
GoWal Bus

Route Deviations

Small route deviations of up to 3/4 mile are available. Please contact GoWal at (850) 892-2422 at least 24 hours in advance to schedule these stops or pickups.

Service Note

There will be no service on the county’s observed holidays (New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and the Friday after, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)

Jumper Route and Stops

Jumper Route - US 331

1 DeFuniak Courthouse

2 Freeport Park & Ride

3 Freeport County Offices

4 South Walton Annex

Schedule

The Jumper runs Monday to Friday, from DeFuniak Springs to the South Walton Annex and back.

Morning

The AM routes departs from DeFuniak Springs Courthouse, with stops in Freeport at the Freeport Park & Ride lot/City Hall, and at the Freeport County Offices, before arriving at the South Walton County Annex. The journey then ends with an express return leg to the DeFuniak Courthouse.

  Stop Arrives Departs Arrives Departs
1 DeFuniak/Courthouse - 6:00 - 7:00
2 Freeport Park & Ride 6:30 6:35 7:30 7:35
3 Freeport/Co Office 6:45 6:50 7:45 7:50
4 S.Walton Annex 7:05 7:10 8:05 8:10
1 DeFuniak/Courthouse 7:50 - 8:50 -

Stops in blue indicate an express leg

Scroll right to see all stops

Evening

The PM routes departs from the DeFuniak Springs Courthouse on an express leg to the South Walton Annex, then returns via the Freeport Park & Ride/City Hall, and a stop at the Freeport Offices.

  Stop Arrives Departs Arrives Departs
1 DeFuniak/Courthouse - 4:00 - 4:30
4 S.Walton Annex 4:40 4:45 5:10 5:15
2 Freeport Park & Ride 5:00 5:05 5:30 5:35
3 Freeport/Co Office 5:15 5:20 5:45 5:50
1 DeFuniak/Courthouse 5:50 - 6:20 -

Stops in blue indicate an express leg

Scroll right to see all stops

Trip Planner

RideOn
Your Emergency Ride Home

GoWal also wants our riders to know that if something happens (such as an illness or unexpected overtime) to disrupt your usual journey home, you can simply request a taxi if you qualify for RideOn. You get a quick, safe ride home and RideOn gets the bill.

Log your commute at least 3 days a week (any combination of bus, bike, walk or carpool/vanpool), on your RideOn profile to qualify for the FREE Emergency Ride Home Program.

Participants also have the ability track their commutes by accessing our new RideOn app through their cell phone/mobile device, available on Apple & Android. Type “RideOnTogether” in search box and download the app.

RideOn App Screenshot

COVID-19 and Rider Safety

During the midst of COVID-19, GoWal is taking precautions to ensure our employees and riders are safe. We will adjust policies and practices as needed to protect our employees, riders, and community.

Current Guidelines

Please observe the following guidelines when you ride GoWal:

  • You are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask
  • Practice social distancing while riding
  • Avoid touching objects inside the bus when possible
  • Sanitize hands before and after rides
  • If you are feeling ill or have a fever, please stay at home or call EMS for hospital transport

Current Procedures

We are taking the following precautions to make your journey safer.

  • Lysol spray and wipes are used to disinfect during the day
  • Bleach and spray bottles are used to spray down at the end of the day
  • Bus signage notes limited seating and reminds riders to social distance
  • Drivers are equipped with thermometer for temperature reading
  • Drivers will wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when transporting riders
  • Masks will be provided to riders upon request

Accessibility

Route Deviations

Small route deviations of up to 3/4 mile are available. Please contact GoWal at (850) 892-2422 at least 24 hours in advance to schedule these stops or pickups.

Title VI

Florida Law and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Prohibit Discrimination in: Public accommodations on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, or of marital status. Persons believing they have been discriminated against on these Conditions may file a complaint with the Florida Commission on Human Relations at 850-488-7082 or 800-842-8170 (voice messaging).

This Agency is an Equal Opportunity Provider.

ADA Policy

Any complaints and commendations can be made by calling (850) 892-2422.

Transportation Disadvantaged (TD) Program

As an asset to the GoWal system, the Transportation Disadvantaged (TD) Program may be your option for an added link to the bus route if you cannot make it to one of our 4 stops. You may qualify for the program by age, disability, or income.

This status allows GoWal riders more flexible transportation and can be used to connect legs of transit systems or travel outside of route schedules.

For more information and to apply for TD benefits, please call 850-892-2422 or email inez@tricountycommunitycouncil.com

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