about CARTS

The Community Action Rural Transit System (CARTS) enables county residents to have access to health care, school, shopping, employment, public services and recreational opportunities

CARTS provides safe and efficient public transit to meet the needs of county residents and visitors which is cost effective and operates on a timely manner. Anyone can ride CARTS regardless of age or household income. CARTS offers discounted rates to seniors aged 65 and older and to individuals with disabilities.

CARTS is a demand-response system within the county. We provide service Monday through Friday, 5:30 AM until 6:00 PM, anywhere within the county, and Saturday, 8:30 AM until 4 PM in the Salem and East Liverpool areas, based on the demand for trips each day.

CARTS is available for anyone in need of transportation. Wheelchair accessible vehicles comprise 96% of our fleet. Our vehicles meet federal and state standards for accessibility.

CARTS responds with vehicles to meet the demand with the most cost-effective scheduling we can achieve, given the distances from one destination to another. Because our service is based on demand, each day's schedule is different.