Capital Area Rural Transportation System
For service information and scheduling, call our headquarters in Austin:
dial Toll Free:
For local Austin transit,
go to Capital Metro.
CARTS’ Physical address:
2010 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
(Map to Location)
CARTS’ Mailing address:
PO Box 6050
Austin, TX 78762
For administrative inquiries such as payroll, finance, information technology, and reporting, call:
The Capital Area Rural Transportation System, or CARTS, is a Rural Transit District formed through interlocal agreement by nine county governments in the seventy-five hundred square mile region surrounding the Texas capital city.
The CARTS District includes all of Bastrop, Burnet, Blanco, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays and Lee counties and the non-urbanized areas of Travis and Williamson counties.
Governed by a Board made up of a member from each of the nine Commissioners Courts, CARTS provides regional perspective and planning to the wide variety of community-based passenger transportation services it operates.
CARTS delivers transportation tailored specifically for each of the one hundred and sixty-nine communities it serves. The service frequency in or to the various locales range from many times a day to once a month.
CARTS buses operate from five transit stations, located strategically throughout the CARTS district. These centers are located in Austin, Bastrop, Round Rock, San Marcos and Smithville.