CARTS Bus Service
Regional Transportation for the non-urbanized areas of Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell Fayette, Hays, Lee, Travis and Williamson counties and the San Marcos urbanized area.
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 communities range from many times a day to once a month. Be sure to visit the CARTS web site at RideCARTS.com for updates and further route information for each community. Persons traveling out of town can use the Interurban Coach service. Most Country Bus schedules make connections to Interurban Coach services.
Rides are scheduled Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm / 24 hours advance notice required. Local vehicles serve neighboring towns so local ride times may vary.
CARTS Expands the CARTS NOW service zone in Taylor
CARTS (Capital Area Rural Transportation System) at the request of the City of Taylor will expand the CARTS NOW on-demand transit service zone. The city has requested that we add the neighborhoods of Avery Glen and Castlewood to the existing service zone. CARTS is happy to announce that these neighborhoods will be included into the service zone this October 2023.
This transportation service provides on-demand curb-to-curb rides that allow residents to travel anywhere quickly and reliably within the Taylor City limits. Ridership has been growing steadily since the launch in July 2022 and Taylor has the #1 ridership of all the CARTS NOW service zones which include Bastrop, Lockhart, and Marble Falls.
The on-demand CARTS NOW services are available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Rides may be requested using an easy-to-use app, which works like a rideshare app such as Uber or Lyft. Riders download the app and can request a ride from CARTS NOW van, set a pickup and destination within the City of Taylor service zone, and have a van arrive to pick them up within 15 minutes.
In addition to getting around the city, riders can use the service to get to the Taylor CARTS Station and connect to other transit routes to travel to other destinations in Central Texas. Or if you are not in the CARTS NOW service zone you can schedule a ride on the CARTS Country Bus by calling 512-478-7433. To learn more about CARTS services including CARTS NOW, visit www.ridecarts.com.
On-Demand Service in Taylor
CARTS offers on-demand rides anywhere within the City of Taylor in only 15 minutes of booking.