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ATTENTION PASSENGERS

Due to COVID-19, Amarillo City Transit has made following adjustments to the bus service:

Effective 5/7/20:

Routes will continue to operate on a Saturday schedule and no fare will be collected.

In addition, Route 12 and Route 21 have been combined into one route. The bus will depart the downtown transfer terminal on Route 21.  It will run Route 21 all the way back to N. Polk and Amarillo Blvd. then turn north and go out on Route 12 from this point. The bus will run Route 12 all the way out to Walmart on Tascosa Rd. then return downtown on the inbound Route 12 pattern.

Route 21 will not be servicing the stop at NE 7th & Taylor. Please proceed to NE 7TH & Pierce for Routes 22 & 23 inbound.

Route 22 and 23 will each have their own bus for increased service from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Route 11 and Route 43 will have increased service with two buses on route from 10:45 AM to 3:15 pm.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we strive to protect our passengers and drivers while continuing to provide service, yet comply with local, state and federal recommendations.  Please remember to practice social distancing and do not crowd when loading or unloading the bus.

Please call 378-3095 with questions and/or concerns.

For the temporary reduced route schedules, please click the link below:

Temporary Reduced Schedules 

Amarillo Multimodal Transfer Terminal 5339 Grant Application

Project Description

The City of Amarillo (COA) is requesting funds for the construction of a Multimodal Terminal to replace one public and one private outdated, too small passenger terminals that serves residents in the Texas Panhandle. Amarillo is an economic, cultural and medical center for most of the 26 counties that make up the Panhandle.  Amarillo City Transit (ACT), Greyhound and Panhandle Transit are the primary service providers in the region.

Amarillo City Transit, a department of the City of Amarillo, identified the need for a new terminal as a result of the Transit Master Plan process in 2016.  Funding for a new terminal was programmed in the 2016 Bond Election which did not pass.

ACT contacted Greyhound in late 2017 to explore interest in a joint facility. ACT applied for a competitive grant from the Texas Department of Transportation in February 2018 to fund a feasibility study for a new multimodal terminal.  In February 2019 Lavin Architects was awarded the contract to conduct the five month study to determine space requirements, identify a site, develop schematics and complete the Phase I Environment Study.  

For the full description and detail regarding this application, please click the document below:

Amarillo Multimodal Transfer Terminal 5339 Grant Application

ACT Multimodal Terminal Scheme

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ROUTE INFORMATION

AMARILLO COLLEGE SERVICE

No-fare fanfare – College, City leaders to roll out free bus rides for entire AC family

Free daytime transportation to and from three Amarillo College campuses – and anyplace else Amarillo City Transit buses go – is a windfall that AC students, faculty and staff can take advantage of throughout the 2019-20 school year.

This collaboration is made possible by a $25,000 gift from Amarillo National Bank.

The alliance provides free rides beginning Aug. 15 for anyone with an AC identification card, inclusive of all City bus routes and Spec-Trans services, six days a week for an entire year – and potentially beyond.

“We’ve known for a long time that access to reliable transportation is something many of our students struggle with,” Cara Crowley, AC’s vice president of strategic initiatives, said. “This is a very proactive and collaborative effort to remove barriers to student success.

“Because of this gratifying gift, our entire student body and our workforce can enjoy free transportation, not just to and from some of our most-populous campuses, but to all destinations served by City Transit.”

Throughout the year ahead, everybody within the AC family may freely ride City buses for school or work, shopping or recreation from 6:20 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Crowley said continuation of the transportation initiative beyond 2020 is contingent on its popularity and success in this, its inaugural year.

City buses long have served AC’s West, Downtown and Washington Street campuses and will continue to do so; however, service to Washington Street, the College’s busiest campus, will be ramped up significantly.

Amarillo Transit Director Marita Wellage-Reiley said Bus Route 41 already stops at the Washington Street Campus hourly, but the bus traveling on Route 42 will be re-routed to additionally serve the campus every 30 minutes on weekdays.

“We’re hoping this initiative will increase our ridership tremendously,” Wellage-Reiley said. “The City believes in a highly educated population and we are willing to do anything we can to help promote that.”

SERVICE HOURS

Service is provided Monday through Saturday between 6:20 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

ACT is closed for the following holidays:
New Year's Day
Memorial Day 
Independence Day
Labor Day 
Thanksgiving 
Christmas

ACT operates on a Saturday bus schedule for the following holidays:
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Veteran's Day 
Day after Thanksgiving 
Christmas Eve

SPEC-TRANS

Paratransit service, designated as “Spec-Trans”, is reserved for persons who are unable to navigate an accessible fixed route bus and system. This service is dedicated to certified clients only.

To become a certified client you must complete and return a Spec-Trans Application to Amarillo City Transit. Instructions for returning the application can be found on page 3 of the application.