Amarillo City Transit will be making the following adjustments to the bus service effective Monday 3-23-20:
Route 1143, Route 4311 and Route 44 will run on the Saturday schedule with one bus on each route.
Route 12, Route 21, Route 22/23, Route 31 and Route 32/33 will run the Saturday schedule.
Route 13 will run as usual as an “as needed service”. Please remember to call 378-3095 for pickups.
Route 41/42 will alternate on the following schedule:
Route 41 Route 42
7:00 AM 8:00 AM
9:00 AM 10:00 AM
11:00 AM 12:00 PM
1:00 PM 1:30 PM
2:30 PM 3:30 P
4:30 PM 5:30 PM
The last buses will depart the transfer station at 5:30 PM and run a full round back to the transfer station.
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:
Amarillo Multimodal Transfer Terminal 5339 Grant Application
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Amarillo (COA) is requesting funds for the construction of a Multimodal Terminal to replace one public and one private outdated, too small passenger terminals that serves residents in the Texas Panhandle.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 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 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
ACT operates on a Saturday bus schedule for the following holidays:
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Day after Thanksgiving
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.