Public Transportation Provider
RTEC provides public transportation to access shopping, medical, employment,
childcare, job training and community
programs in the local service area. Transportation routes will be designed
for accessing employment in the larger cities, with stops along the way for
childcare or other services. Contact the reservation office to make
arrangements to access employment or job training.
RTEC makes trips Mon-Fri to Lexington.
For next day service, call the reservation office the day before travel is
planned for a schedule in your area. A curb-to-curb fare for each ride is $0.80 per
mile (minimum $3.00). Cash only or use our EPG card service. Same day service is higher.
One-way trips and same day service receive a service charge.
The reservation office is open
Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM EST and on Saturdays 8:00 A.M.
to 1:00 PM EST except on major holidays.
the reservation office for more information.
office and transit service is closed on New Year's Day, Memorial Day,
Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Transit service will be closed when roads are hazardous for travel. During
inclement weather conditions, RTEC will cancel service or operate on a
limited basis. RTEC will resume services on roads that are priority for snow
removal and will resume regular service when all roads are clear and safe
Routes: Vehicles are
dispatched in a manner which will allow for higher utilization of each
vehicle in the service area, therefore passengers may need to depart from
their residence 45 minutes prior to the scheduled pick-up time. Routes will
be designed with as much passenger convenience as possible, while continuing
to encourage increased ridership.
RTEC will not discriminate against any individual in its
employment practices, nor deny an individual access to transportation
services due to disability, race, sex, creed, color, religion, Viet Nam era
or national origin.
- Denial of Transportation
RTEC will deny transportation for the following reasons (but not
limited to): for behavior that interferes with other passengers or the
driver, refusal to pay for service, repeated failure to provide adequate
notice of cancellation or no-shows, refusal to follow rules for riding the
bus, carrying weapons or abusive language.
- Child Seats & Escorts
RTEC requires the use of FMVSS approved child safety seats. An adult
must accompany a child 12 years of age and under. There must be
at least one adult per five children in a group setting.
- RTEC provides wheelchair accessible transportation upon request. More
than 50% of the vehicles are lift-equipped.
- Cash fares are $0.80 per mile with a minimum of $3.00 fare.
- RTEC operates more than 180 vehicles in the 13-county service area with
planning one day ahead for cash fare transportation.