CARTS District Receives Funding From TxDOT

CARTS District Receives Funding from TxDOT for San Marcos


San Marcos, Texas – December 31, 2013:   On December 19, 2013 the Texas Transportation Commission awarded the CARTS District $250,000 for its San Marcos transit operations. This award was made pursuant to a competitive call for applications from transit agencies affected by the impact of the 2010 census.  In the CARTS District the 2010 census created an urbanized area in San Marcos in which CARTS rural state funding sources could not be used to match federal funding, creating a larger local share requirement to the city. The award will lessen that impact over the next two fiscal years as the state funding from TxDOT will be used as matching funds for federal grants.

For More Information on CARTS and their services, go to

San Marcos Transit Plan

Bobcats Let your Voice Be Heard


  Come out and help us plan the future of San Marcos Transit

A series of community meetings will be held in mid-January to solicit input into the San Marcos Transit Plan.  The CARTS District in partnership with the City of San Marcos and Texas State University would like to encourage Students to come out and visit with us and let us know how well the current transit system works and to get your input and ideas on how the transit system can better meet your transportation needs for getting around town.

Your input will be used to help identify both short-term transit needs, and develop a plan to optimize and grow the transit system over the next five years.  We encourage you to attend one of the following meetings:

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

CARTS San Marcos Station

338 S Guadalupe Street

San Marcos, TX 78666

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

San Marcos Activity Center

501 E. Hopkins Street

San Marcos, TX 78666

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

San Marcos Activity Center

501 E. Hopkins Street

San Marcos, TX 78666

Take the survey

You can also provide input by taking an online survey (link to

 If you plan to attend a meeting and you have special communication or accommodation needs, please call us at 1-512-805-7433 or twenty-four (24) hours prior to the event you plan to attend.

For more information about the San Marcos Trans Plan is available online at

Passenger Notice

Capital Area Rural Transportation System

October 2, 2013

Passenger Notice

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.

Thank you.

CARTS Interurban Coach is Expanding

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.


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