Transit Programs and Grants

5311 Rural Public Transportation Program

Participating Programs

City of Benson

City of Benson
City of Benson operates a general public fixed route transit service with complimentary paratransit for eligible elderly and disabled persons. The general public fixed route offers 31 stops throughout the City of Benson with several pickup times at each stop throughout the day.  Our complimentary paratransit service offers next day service to eligible elderly and disabled persons in Benson, Mescal and St David. All services run Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

For more information, please contact:
Laurie Botts
Accounting Specialist
City of Benson
lbotts@bensonaz.gov

City of Bisbee

The Bisbee Bus operates a fixed-route service that will deviate up to three quarters of a mile for clients with special needs and the elderly. The service area includes Old Bisbee, Warren, San Jose and the Naco area. Service connecting the Bisbee Bus to the Cochise Commuter, operating between Douglas/Bisbee and Sierra Vista, was suspended in January 2010 due to lack of local match funds.  

For more information, please contact:
Corinna Carbajal
118 Arizona St.
Bisbee, AZ 85603
Phone: 520.508.1936
City of Bisbee

 

Bullhead Area Transit Service

Bullhead Area Transit Service (BATS)

The Bullhead Area Transit System provides fixed route and complimentary door-to-door paratransit service in Bullhead City, Arizona. The system is funded in combination by the City of Bullhead City, Federal Transit Administration funds, and local sponsorships. The system maintains 58 bus stops within the community, shared between three fixed routes. Hourly service is provided to help residents and guests travel safely to work, shopping, recreation, and medical appointments. Dispatch hours are 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday – Friday and 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday.

For more information, please contact:
Michael Peluso
Transit Operations Supervisor
2355 Trane Rd.
Bullhead City, AZ 86442
Phone: 928.704.2287
Transit3@bullheadcity.com
Bullhead Transit

Bullhead Area Transit System Logo
Bullhead Area Transit System Van
 

City of Coolidge

The Cotton Express Transit service operates fixed-route and dial-a-ride service. The fixed route is operated with west and east central loops, each taking 30 minutes traveling north and south along Arizona Boulevard. Each route serves residential areas to the east and west of this main corridor in Coolidge. Dial-a-ride service is for clients with special needs due to age or disability.

In August 2010, Pinal Central Xpress service started, providing regional connections between Florence, Coolidge and Casa Grande.

The Cotton Express Transit service operates fixed-route and dial-a-ride service. The fixed route is operated with west and east central loops, each taking 30 minutes traveling north and south along Arizona Boulevard. Each route serves residential areas to the east and west of this main corridor in Coolidge. Dial-a-ride service is for clients with special needs due to age or disability.

In August 2010, Pinal Central Xpress service started, providing regional connections between Florence, Coolidge and Casa Grande.

For more information, please contact:
Michael Meyers
Transit Manager
Phone: 520.723.7195
City of Coolidge

Coolidge Cotton Express
Coolidge Cotton Express Bus
 

City of Cottonwood

Cottonwood Area Transit

CAT
Cottonwood Area Transit (CAT) provides local transit services for Cottonwood, Clarkdale and Verde Villages. CAT operates four fixed routes plus complementary Paratransit services.

Fixed bus routes run Monday thru Friday, 6:45 a.m. to 6:45 p.m., serving signed bus stops along their routes. The routes connect every 45 minutes at the 6th Street entrance to the Cottonwood Library where you can transfer from one route to the other, transfer to Verde Lynx, which connects to Sedona, or the Yavapai-Apache Nation Transit bus which connects to Camp Verde and Greyhound.

Blue Route – Central Cottonwood and Verde Villages, twice in the morning, twice in the late afternoon.
Yellow Route – Central Cottonwood to Verde Valley Manor
Red Route – Cottonwood, Clarkdale, Pine Shadows, and Yavapai College
Green Route Shoppers Route – Old Town to Walmart

Verde Lynx

Verde Lynx
Direct Bus Service between Cottonwood and Sedona - 7 Days a Week, from 6:00 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. Monday thru Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Verde Lynx buses run from the Cottonwood Library to the municipal parking lot in Uptown Sedona and down SH 179 to Poco Diablo Resort.

Route Maps with a list of bus stops and complete schedules can be obtained from the bus drivers or found on the City of Cottonwood web site or may be picked up at the CAT office, Library, Rec Center, and Finance offices in Cottonwood and Sedona. Multi-trip and monthly passes may be purchased at the same locations or call 928.634.2287.

Pay fare as you board bus. Exact change required as drivers do not carry change. Day Passes allow you to ride all day on CAT buses and are available from the drivers.

All vehicles are wheelchair accessible and operated in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

CAT complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Service will be provided without regard to race, color, National origin, age, sex or disability. To file a civil rights complaint, contact ADOT Civil Rights Office, 1135 N. 22nd Ave., Mail Drop 154A, Phoenix, AZ 85009, 602.712.7761.

Information about the transit agency, including information in non-English alternative formats, may be obtained through the transit office at 928.634.2287. Information on Yavapai-Apache Nation Transit and Greyhound may be obtained from their office at 928.649.7129.

City of Douglas

The city of Douglas operates Douglas Rides, a deviated fixed-route transit service in the city of Douglas and a dial-a-ride service for passengers with special needs. Dial-a-ride service requires 24-hour advance reservation. The Douglas Rides service began December 2006 and operated three routes with a total of 59 stops throughout the city of Douglas.

The Cochise Commuter service between the cities of Douglas, Bisbee and Sierra Vista was suspended in January 2010 due to lack of local match funding.

For more information, please contact:
Humberto Rivera
Transportation Program Manager
Phone: 520.364.4474
City of Douglas

Douglas
 

Gila River Indian Community

Gila River Indian Community

The Gila River Public Transit has been operating a free deviated fixed-route service on the Gila River Indian Community since January 2016.  Service currently consists of two routes: the Sacaton Circulator serving the Sacaton area (district 3), and the West End Circulator serving the west side of the Community (district 6 and district 7).

Both transit routes provide access to places of employment and community facilities, such as district service centers and clinics. The service runs Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Route maps and complete schedules can be obtained from the bus drivers. All vehicles are wheelchair accessible and operated in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

For more information, please contact:
Gregory McDowell
Transportation Planning Manager
Phone: 520.562.6020

City of Kingman

The Kingman Area Regional Transit system operates a deviated-route system on four routes with a dial-a-ride service for the elderly and disabled in the city of Kingman and greater Kingman-Butler area. The deviated-route service has 78 stops throughout the city of Kingman, providing a connection with medical, employment, commercial and education centers.

For more information, please contact:
Sheri Furr
Phone: 928.692.3103
City of Kingman

Kingman Area Regional Transit
Kingman Area Transit Bus
 

City of Maricopa

City of Maricopa Express Transit (COMET)

The COMET service operates on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays within Maricopa, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., with fare $1 per one-way trip. With the demand response, the rider can be picked up at his or her curb and taken to any location within Maricopa. Riders are required to call at least 24 hours before or can make a reservation up to 14 days in advance. Demand response will not be considered a private taxi service, but a public transportation system with shared rides. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the COMET provides transit service to regional medical facilities. On Tuesdays, you can travel from any location in Maricopa to Chandler Regional Hospital and within a five-mile radius from the hospital. On Thursdays, you can travel from Maricopa to the Casa Grande Regional Medical Facility and within a five-mile radius. The fares for services outside the city are $3 roundtrip. Same-day requests for service will be honored on the basis of available space. The COMET also provides intercity services, allowing riders to connect to other regional transit programs, Valley Metro and Central Arizona Regional Transit (CART) that can be accessed at transit centers within the five-mile radius.

For more information, please contact:
City of Maricopa Express Transit (COMET)
Phone: 520.316.6959

City of Show Low and Town of Pinetop-Lakeside

Four Seasons Connection Logo

The Four Seasons Connection (FSC) operates two bus routes within the towns of Show Low and Pinetop-Lakeside, with extended service to the Hon-Dah Resort and Conference Center.  FSC runs Monday through Saturday, 6:30 AM – 5:30 PM with a transfer station at Show Low Walmart that connects with the White Mountain Connection bus line to Holbrook and Greyhound.  Deviation service is available by reservation only for pickups within ¼ mile of the designated route.  All buses are wheelchair accessible and operate in accordance with ADA.

White Mountain Connection Logo

The White Mountain Connection (WMC) is a commuter route that serves the outlying communities of Taylor, Snowflake and Holbrook with daily stops at Northland Pioneer College.  WMC runs Monday through Friday, 6:30 AM – 5:30 PM with three daily routes and connects with Greyhound Bus Lines in the morning, mid-day and late afternoon. 

FSC and WMC Rider’s Guide and Schedules are available at Show Low City Hall or the City’s website at,  www.showlowaz.gov   More information about out public transit system can also be obtained by contacting the transit office at 928.537.0627 or 928.532.4097.

For more information, please contact:
Lisa Robertson
Grants Manager
City of Show Low
180 N. 9th Street
Show Low, AZ 85901
Office: 928.532.4097
showlowaz.gov

City of Page and Helping Hands Agency

The Helping Hands Agency provides public transportation known as the EXPRESS. The EXPRESS provides a deviated fixed-route service that operates on six separate routes with a total of 60 stops of commercial, social-service agencies, senior and assisted-living homes, and employment centers in and around the city of Page.

For more information, please contact:
Cynthia Kokasko
Phone: 928.645.9596

Hopi Tribe

The Hopi Senom Transit System operates two fixed routes servicing medical, employment, commercial, human-service programs and low-income or public-housing locations to and from Keams Canyon, Moencopi, Flagstaff, Tuba City and Kykotsmovi. The transit service also provides vanpool-type service between Flagstaff and Kykotsmovi.

For more information, please contact:
Judy Pollingyumptewa
Transit Manger
Phone: 928.734.3231
Hopi5311@yahoo.com

Hope Tribe Logo
 

Navajo Nation

The Navajo Transit System operates a fixed-route service throughout the Navajo Nation in Arizona and New Mexico. Service areas include Fort Defiance, Tuba City, Kayenta, Chinle, Window Rock, Farmington, Crownpoint, Gallup and Toyei. Arizona and New Mexico provide Section 5311 program funds to the Navajo Transit System.

For more information, please contact:
Lee Bigwater
Transit Manager
Phone: 928.729.4108

Navajo Transit Logo
 

Regional Transportation Authority of Pima County

Regional Transportation Authority of Pima County

RTA’s Sun Shuttle services are provided to rural neighborhoods in Marana, Oro Valley, Catalina, Sahuarita, Green Valley, San Xavier and Tucson Estates, with additional funding from the Regional Transportation Authority. As part of the regional seamless transit system, Sun Shuttle connects to Sun Tran/Sun Link services, giving access to the entire Tucson metropolitan area. In addition, the RTA operates three fixed routes — Ajo to Tucson, Ajo to Why and Ajo to Gila Bend — and a dial-a-ride service that connect with services to Phoenix. Dial-a-ride service operates within the town of Ajo.

Pima County Rural Transit Logo
Tucson - Ajo Bus

For more information, please contact:

James McGinnis
Transit Services Manager
Phone: 520.792.9222
Pima County

 

Regional Public Transportation Authority (RPTA)

Valley Metro / RPTA utilizes Section 5311 funding to operate one route:

  • Route 685 provides service from Gila Bend into Phoenix with additional AM and PM peak trips within Buckeye.

Service is provided along MC85 with stops in Gila Bend, Buckeye, Avondale, Goodyear, Tolleson and Desert Sky Mall in Phoenix where connections are made to the metropolitan Phoenix transit system. This service continues to Ajo (funded by Pima county) and connects with Tucson Regional Transportation Authority service provided from Ajo to Tucson.

For more information, please contact:
Bob Antila
Senior Management Analyst 
Phone: 602.262.7433
Valley Metro

 

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

The Salt River Transit System provides dial-a-ride service for tribal residents traveling to Mesa, Tempe and Scottsdale for employment and medical services. All trips are provided on a 24-hour advance reservation. Five service areas have been established for efficiency.

For more information, please contact:
Frank Kauakahi
Transit Manager
Phone: 480.362.7310
saltriver.pima-maricopa.nsn.us

Salt River Pima Logo
Salt River Pima Van
 

San Carlos Apache Transit

The San Carlos Apache Tribe established a Transportation Department in 2007 in response to mobility needs for individuals living within the San Carlos Apache Tribe reservation. Transit services are provided on and near the reservation, and it is anticipated that the transit system will expand to further locations. The target population has consistently been customers who are low-income, disabled and elderly, as well as individuals without readily available transportation. Services are operated as fixed routes; however, demand response and deviated- / flex-route operations are available. Individuals, including those needing ADA Paratransit services and those needing door-to-door services, contact the Nnee Bich'o Nii Transit offices for planning and scheduling transit services.

For more information, please contact:
Bernadette Kniffin
Transit Manager
Phone: 928.475.5011 ext. 246

Town of Miami

Town of Miami

Cobre Valley Community Transit operates a demand-response/curb-to-curb service and a deviated fixed bus route in the town of Miami, the city of Globe, and to a large unincorporated area in Gila County. Hours for the fixed route are 6:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday.

The Demand Response service operates Monday-Friday excluding federal holidays, between the hours of 6:15 a.m. and 3 p.m., with a fare of $1 per one-way trip. With the demand response, the rider can be picked up at his or her desired location and taken to any destination within the designated service area. Riders are required to call at least 24 hours before or can make a reservation up to 7 days in advance. Same day scheduling is available with an additional $2 same day scheduling fee. Demand response is not a private taxi service, but a public transportation system with shared rides.

The Fixed Route System is a bus system with predetermined bus stop locations servicing major stops in the Miami/Globe community such as stores, apartments, doctors and senior centers. Fare is $1 full fare and $0.50 reduced fare for seniors, disabled and students. Children 12 and under ride free with an adult. 

Fixed Route monthly passes are available for purchase from any driver or from the transit office for $15.00 reduced or $25.00 full fare.  These passes are only for use on the fixed route system.

Demand Response/Cobre Valley system monthly passes are available for purchase from the demand response driver or the transit office for $55.00 a month. These passes may be used on both the fixed route and the demand response.

For more information, please contact:
Richard Cluster
Transit Coordinator
Phone: 928.473.8222

Miami Cobre Valley Transit
Miami Van
 
 

Yavapai Regional Transit Inc.

Yavapai Regional Transit Inc.
Yavapai Regional Transit Inc. is a non-profit public transit system based in Chino Valley where it provides local deviated fixed route service three days a week on the Gold Line. Tuesdays and Thursday, deviated fixed route service on the Green Line begins in Chino Valley and connects all day with Prescott. On Fridays, the Gold Route collects local riders in Chino Valley and meets the Red and Blue routes which make six runs daily in bi-directional loops through Prescott and Prescott Valley offering deviations as well. YRT began operations just over 8 years ago, and is dedicated to providing transportation primarily to people with disabilities, seniors, and persons with limited transportation options.  From a "Chino Valley Only" service it has grown to become a regional bus operation. For additional information see www.yavapairegionaltransit.com.

For more information, please contact:
Sandy Stutey
Transit Manager
Yavapai Regional Transit Inc.
928.772.7082.

 

Yuma County Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority

Yuma County Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority

Yuma County Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority (YCIPTA) utilizes Section 5311 funding to operate all transit routes outside the Yuma urbanized area. These routes include Orange Route 2 (Yuma-Fortuna Foothills), Brown Route 3 (Fortuna Foothills Shuttle), Gold Route 8 (Wellton-Yuma), Silver Route 9 (AWC-San Luis), Yellow Route 95 (Yuma-San Luis) and YCAT OnCall ADA paratransit services. YCAT operates Monday through Friday from 5:50 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. with limited evening service until 11 p.m. from AWC / NAU / UA and on Saturday from 9:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. All routes operate every 60 minutes, with some exceptions. More details on YCAT routes are available online.

For more information, please contact:
Shelly Kreger
Transit Director
Yuma County Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority
2715 East 14th Street
Yuma, AZ 85365-1900
Phone: 928.539.7076 ext 237
Cell: 928.304.2297
Fax: 928.783.0309

Yuma County Area Transit (YCAT) Bus Information:
Phone: 928.783.2235

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