Capital Area Rural Transportation System
October 2, 2013
Bastrop Public Transportation
School Bus Route
On Monday, November 4, 2013, the Bastrop Fixed Route will begin providing service on its new schedule. The new route has been revised in order to meet the expanded area to be served to meet the growth of the city and to address the increasing needs for predictable public transportation in Bastrop.
To meet the need for predictability and access to the public the revised route will no longer be able to perform the “school route” which has provided direct service to and from the schools and home. Our routes will still serve the schools but only on a fixed schedule. With the discontinuation of the direct school routes we will also no longer be issuing monthly passes, so the students can pay the fare with exact change when boarding the bus, or customers can purchase a Multi-Ride booklet in denominations of $10 $20 $40 from the Bastrop Station at 130 Hospital Drive, or the driver.
So, in summary, the bus will continue to provide access to transportation for students along the fixed route but direct service from homes to school campuses will be discontinued effective Monday, November 4, 2013.
We are attaching a new route schedule for your information. If you should have any questions on the new route please do not hesitate to contact us.
CARTS Regional Intercity Routes already provide connections between: Austin, San Marcos, Round Rock, Georgetown, Taylor, Burnet, Bertram, Liberty Hill, Marble Falls and Spicewood. Starting September 30, 2013, CARTS will be adding daily service on Highway 183 into the Luling and Lockhart areas. The Interurban Coach, Route 1516 will run Monday through Friday, once in the morning and once in the afternoon. There is a designated stop in Luling at the American Legion Post 177 on Davis Street and the designated stop in Lockhart is at the HEB located at 289 S. Commerce St. This route will provide riders with access into the Austin CARTS and the Austin Greyhound stations. From there passengers will be able make connections to other cities as well. For more detailed route information, click here.
You are invited to a public meeting on September 19, 2013 at 6:30pm, at the Fleming Community Center, 802 N Avenue C in Elgin. This meeting is about local bus transportation and is your opportunity to speak with staff and learn more about CARTS transit services in your area. If you need a ride to the meeting or know someone who does, just give us call at 1-800-456-RIDE (7433) and we’ll have a bus pick you up. If you know anyone who might be interested in joining us please pass this information along. The meeting is open to the public.
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