This service only applies to customers in the CARTS rural service area. This service area does not include the urbanized areas of Travis, Williamson and parts of Hays County including the Austin, Round Rock, Hutto, Kyle and Buda areas. The BUS provides complementary paratransit to eligible people living in or visiting the City of San Marcos.
Enjoy the convenience of having a CARTS bus pick you up at your home, take you to your destination, and then back home again. Ideal for disabled individuals or others requiring special assistance, Community Transit service provides curb-to-curb transportation throughout Central Texas. To schedule your ride call 1-800-456-RIDE (7433) Rides are scheduled Monday thru Friday, from 7:00am to 4:00pm. 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 Community Transit 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.
The communities of Lockhart and Luling will now have local service to the Seton Medical Center Hays in Kyle and service to our San Marcos CARTS Station where they can make connections to local routes, CARTS Interurban Routes, Greyhound and Amtrak on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You can view the schedule by clicking on the Caldwell/Hays County schedule.
Fares are set by zones. The CARTS customer service agent will tell you what your ride costs when you book the trip. Special Discounts Available! Discounts for senior citizens and disabled individuals are available for all CARTS services. How does it work? Using a sophisticated radio-data communications network and computer-assisted scheduling, CARTS provides advance reservation, shared ride van service with its Community Transit system to thousands of Central Texas customers. Sixty mini-buses and vans operate this flexible general public, elderly and disabled paratransit service throughout the region.