Rural Public Transportation

R-Transit provides curb-to-curb demand response services to the general public, the elderly, and to persons with disabilities.

Everyone in the region is welcome to use R-Transit, but please note that schedules are based on availability of vehicles, personnel, and priority transports.

Please call us 24 hours in advance to schedule a ride.

Rural clients are taken to Victoria every Tuesday; once in the morning and once in the afternoon.


Contact the Transportation Coordinator, Carrie Harlan, (361) 552-3350 ext. 210

Medicaid Clients Are Eligible for Free Transportation

Getting a ride to the doctor, dentist, or pharmacy (in-town OR out-of-town) is FREE for those who qualify for Medicaid.

It's easy! Call 1-877-MED-TRIP (1-877-633-8747). During your call, expect to be on hold momentarily, and then they will ask you for your Medicaid ID number, origin address, destination address, and appointment time. Once you are given your confirmation number, call our Transportation Coordinator and give her your confirmation number.

And that's it! You will soon be on your way! If you know anyone who could benefit from this program, please don't hesitate to share this information with them.

Rider Fare Schedule

Fare Miles Youth Adult Elderly/Disabled
0 - 5 Miles $0.75 $1.00 $0.50
6 - 10 Miles $1.75 $2.00 $1.00
11 - 15 Miles $2.00 $3.00 $1.50
16 - 20 Miles $2.50 $4.00 $2.00
21 - 45 Miles $3.00 $5.00 $2.50

Children under five years of age ride free with a paying adult. Fares posted are one-way, one stop. Additional stops charged accordingly. Return trip, fare doubles. Schedules are subject to change without notice.

Passenger Policies

It is the policy and intention to provide transportation service to the public which is free from conduct detrimental to order, safety, and the rights of each passenger of our transit system.

Articles are not permitted to remain in a location where they will interfere with the entrance, exit, or free use of the aisles by passengers or with the safe operation of the transport vehicle.

The following articles may be carried on vehicles:
- Baggage
- Carriages and strollers
- Walk aids and stand up walkers
- Shopping bags limited to what the passenger is able to carry
Articles not permitted on vehicles:
- Bicycles
- Fishing poles that are not safe
- Sharp objects or instruments
- Gasoline or other hazardous materials
- Explosives
- Furniture
- Weapons
- Animals except for seeing eye dogs or other assistant animals

Any violation of the above policies will result in removal of rider(s), denial of service and/or possible criminal prosecution.

Passengers riding in an R-Transit vehicle should observe the following rules, prohibitions, and procedures:

* Disorderly Conduct — No person shall commit any act or engage in any conduct constituting disorderly conduct in a vehicle. (i.e., profanity, physical abuse, verbal abuse, etc.)

* Drugs — No person shall possess or use any narcotics or drugs; offer to another person any narcotics or drugs; or possess any drug paraphernalia in a vehicle.

* Food and Beverages — No food or beverages will be consumed on the vehicles, except for those passengers who require food or beverages due to a health condition.

* Intoxication — No person shall enter or remain in a vehicle if such person is intoxicated.

* Shirts and Shoes — No person shall enter or remain in a vehicle without a shirt or without clothing that covers the upper and lower portion of the body. No person shall enter or remain in a vehicle without shoes or sandals on both feet.

* Cleanliness — No person shall enter or remain in a vehicle if they are deemed to be unsanitary or in need of personal hygiene attention.

* Smoking — No person shall smoke on a vehicle.

* Spitting — No person shall spit in or upon any vehicle.

* Wheelchair passengers shall have wheelchair seat belts and footrests.

ADA

Calhoun County R-Transit follows the federal rules for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. The ADA gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities.

Calhoun County Transit R sigue las normas federales para la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA). La ADA es una ley de derechos civiles que prohíbe la discriminación contra las personas con discapacidad en todas las esferas de la vida pública, incluidos los trabajos, escuelas, transporte y todos los lugares públicos y privados que estén abiertos al público en general. El propósito de la ley es garantizar que las personas con discapacidad tienen los mismos derechos y oportunidades que los demás. La ADA otorga derechos civiles a las personas con discapacidades similares a los proporcionados a los individuos sobre la base de raza, color, sexo, origen nacional, edad y religión. Se garantiza la igualdad de oportunidades para las personas con discapacidad.

Complaints and Grievance Procedures

Any rider wishing to file a complaint can do so by printing and filling out a complaint form.