HIRTA stands for Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency. Which makes sense, because not only do their transit operations serve the heart of Central Iowa, but their mission of making a positive difference by enhancing community livability through innovative, sustainable, regional transportation options also comes from the heart.
Fairbanks North Star Borough Bus System has a fixed route ridership of 550,000 and a demand response service that provides 21,000 riders with disabilities, seniors, and veterans with transportation throughout the community. Students and faculty at the University of Alaska Fairbanks accounts for 25% of the ridership, and tourists boost the ridership in the summer.
Located in northeastern Oklahoma, Pelivan Transit is named after the annual migration of the white pelican to this region of the state which includes the agency’s seven county service areas and tribal jurisdictions. Pelivan Transit is owned and operated by Grand Gateway EDA, a council of governments serving these same counties in northeastern Oklahoma.
The City of Porterville, located in central California, is home to a community of nearly 600,000 transit riders. Beginning in 1980 with a demand response service, Porterville transit is now a comprehensive transit system, offering demand response service and 8 fixed routes with 14 vehicles.
Situated in an active hurricane zone, Coast Transit Authority is a non-profit provider of public transportation serving Jackson, Harrison, and Hancock counties in Mississippi. The transit agency serves a diverse community of retirees, military personnel from two military bases, Biloxi (a major casino and tourist destination), Gulfport, commuters, and university students.
Located in Robertsdale, Alabama, Baldwin Rural Area Transportation System (BRATS) is a growing demand response transportation provider delivering approximately 1,200 trips a day throughout the 1,600 square miles of Baldwin County.