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CARTS Free Rides
The Capital Area Rural Transportation System is providing FREE RIDES July 2nd through July 6th on their Country Bus service. Anyone can ride this reservation-based service for FREE that week.

The CARTS Country Bus is regional community-based transportation for the rural areas of Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Fayette, Lee, Travis and Williamson Counties.

The Country Bus is a flexible service that provides rides locally and to nearby destinations but requires a ride reservation be made in advance. Ideal for seniors, disabled individuals or others requiring special assistance, it is also available to everyone. This community transit service provides curb-to-curb transportation throughout the CARTS district and connects to the regional intercity bus network for extending access beyond local destinations, including Capital Metro and Greyhound.

Enjoy the convenience of having a CARTS bus pick you up at your home, take you to your destination, and then back home again. To schedule your ride call 1-512-478-RIDE (7433). Rides are scheduled Monday thru Friday, from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. 24-hours advance notice recommended. Local vehicles serve neighboring towns, so ride times may vary. We’ll set up a time for pickup within our time slots of general availability. On your first call we will request information to enter into your customer profile, and after that, we will know you when you call. It’s that simple. The CARTS Country Bus service can help you or someone you know who needs a ride for shopping, city business, medical appointments, work, nutrition visits or any other purpose.

For more information visit, email or contact the call center at 512-478-RIDE (7433).