Capital Area Rural Transportation System
Simplified Fares for Paratransit Routes
The Capital Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS) hereby gives notice of a fare change effective on October 1, 2007. This fare change applies only to the CARTS curb-to-curb/general public paratransit service, also known as dial-a-ride. Persons with disabilities, persons over age 60, and children age 12 and under are eligible for half-fare, subject to eligibility determination and customer registration with CARTS.
The purpose of the fare change is to simplify the fare calculation, both for customers and CARTS staff, and to make longer distance trips within the CARTS District more affordable.
The current CARTS fare schedule has nine (9) zones based on mileage increments of 5-10 miles, with rates from $2.50-$15.50, and can be difficult to understand for customers, and to quote accurately for CARTS staff.
All fares herein discussed are based on a one-way trip.
The amended fares are based on three (3) zones determined by the customer’s trip origin and destination, as follows:
Zone 1 - City
Trips wholly within a town or city
Zone 2 – Intra-county
Trips originating and ending within the same county
Zone 3 – Inter-county
Trips with destinations outside the county of origin