2822 Neuse Blvd
Director: Kelly D. Walker
** Bid Opportunity **
A qualified firm is sought by Craven County Government (North Carolina), to prepare a Transit Development Plan (TDP) that will provide guidance for Craven Area Rural Transit System (CARTS) to utilize through the next steps of transitioning from a rural to a mixed rural-small urban transit system for the now designate New Bern urbanized area as determined by the Federal Transportation Administration (FTA). Click here for the full Request for Proposal and any addendums.
Half Price Fare Policy
The Half Price Fare Policy was approved by the Craven County Board of Commissioners September 8, 2015 and is intended to establish a baseline for compliance with Federal law regarding half price fares as applicable to the CARTS Fixed Route System also known as the LOOP. Click here to access the Half Price Fare Policy.
Transit Development Plan
The Transit Development Plan (TDP) was approved at the August 3, 2015
Craven County Board of Commissioners meeting.
The Mission Statement of CARTS is to provide safe public transportation as an alternate option for reaching destinations served by CARTS.
The system operates a fleet of 32 vehicles, including specially modified vans to accommodate the elderly and/or handicapped and a variety of other vehicles such as standard vans, converted vans, mini-buses and sedans.
Scheduled route structures are currently based on the requirements of the Human Service Agencies served by the system (i.e. Social Services (DSS), Monarch, Port Human Services, Senior Citizen's Centers, etc.).
The service is available to the general public on a space available basis for fares ranging from $1.00 to $6.75 according to zoned distances. Demand/Response service is also available to the public on a limited basis, again with emphasis on the elderly and/or handicapped.
How to Schedule Public Transportation Service
Advance notice is required for subscription and demand response trips. Call CARTS at (252) 636-4917 no later than 12:00 noon, two business days prior to the trip. "Loop" Routes require no advance notice.
Cancellation & No-Show Policy
Compliments, Complaints, or Suggestions should be submitted to:
2822 Neuse Blvd.
New Bern NC 28562
(Title VI Compliance)
Transportation Related Links of Interest
See the Video Presentation Governor McCrory created - a 25 year vision to map the future of transportation in North Carolina, to show how best to leverage our infrastructure to catalyze economic growth.
Investing in Solutions - The Eastern Region of North Carolina: A closer look into Governor McCrory's 25 year vision for transportation infrastructure in North Carolina.
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