In addition to the fixed-route service, EZ RIDER also provides ADA complementary paratransit service. This is origin to destination service for persons with disabilities who cannot use the regular bus service for one or more of the eligibility criteria. Individuals who wish to be considered for this service will need to complete an application, have the information verified by a medical professional, and be certified by us as paratransit eligible.
As part of the certification process, we will schedule the individual for a functional assessment with a licensed occupational therapist to determine the person’s ability, if any, to use the fixed-route system for certain trips. Individuals who are approved for paratransit service will be notified in writing. Reservations must be made the day before the requested trip(s).
The cost for this service is $2.50 for each one-way trip within 3/4 of a mile of a fixed route; the cost for service for each one-way trip outside of 3/4 of a mile of a fixed route is $5.00. Special orange colored trip tickets may be purchased in advance at any of our service outlets (for location info, click FARES). One ticket will be used for each trip within 3/4 of a mile of a fixed route or it will take two tickets per trip outside of 3/4 of a mile of a fixed route.
The bus driver will assist as appropriate and necessary an individual to get on or off the bus at the curb. Curb-to-curb service is our basic paratransit service mode, however, provisions are available to ensure that the service available to each passenger actually gets the passenger from his or her point of origin to his or her destination point. To meet this origin to destination need, service may be provided to some individuals, or at some locations, in a way that goes beyond curb-to-curb service. Persons who are certified for our ADA complimentary service may ride the fixed-route buses free with their EZ RIDER identification card. For more information on our paratransit program, or to request an application, please call us at (432) 275-0498
All buses operate from 6:15 a.m. to 6:10 p.m., Monday through Friday. On Saturday, all buses operate from 8:15 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. The buses begin and end the day at the Downtown Transfer Plaza in either city. Buses do not run on Sunday, or on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Christmas Day.
|Each one-way trip within the ¾ mile of a fixed route|
|Each one-way trip outside the ¾ mile of a fixed route|
Welcome Aboard! Our goal is to provide you with safe, dependable and friendly service. Thank you for riding EZ RIDER!
Plan Your Ride by Phone: Call (432) 275-0498. Our customer service staff is available on weekdays, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., to provide you with personalized trip information, or the locations where you can purchase bus passes or obtain route and schedule information.