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CARTS Introduces new bus fleet to the Country Bus Service

Aug 07, 2017

Contact: Dana Platt
Capital Area Rural Transportation System
2010 E. 6th St    Austin, TX  78702    
512-505-5623    dana@RideCARTS.com

Press Release                        For Immediate Release


CARTS Introduces new buses to Rural Transit Fleet

 Austin, Texas   August 3, 2017:   

The Texas Department of Transportation was awarded more than $20 .8 million in federal TIGER* grants to improve transportation services for rural populations in October of 2015. The funding will help replace 325 vehicles located throughout the state that are used to transport rural residents. The funds also will go toward updating or constructing transportation facilities in or near the following Texas cities: South Padre Island, Early, Weatherford and Cedar Creek. (the CARTS Tucker Hill Lane Campus and Lee Dildy Operations Center)

The Capital Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS) was one of the rural transit recipients selected to receive funds.  This award has helped CARTS supplement our rural transit fleet with 20 new buses.  These additions to our fleet will increase the reliability and safety of the services we provide to our rural customers. 

Over the next few weeks CARTS will be introducing these 20 new 22ft buses to our Country Bus fleet.  We will be highlighting their arrival in the various communities. 

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, 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.

CARTS is a rural and small urban transit district serving the non-urbanized areas of  Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee and Travis counties, and the City of San Marcos/Martindale urbanized district.  CARTS  provides community-based regional transportation throughout its District.

For information about CARTS and its services visit www.RideCARTS.com/.   Pictures available upon request.




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