Demand Response

Apart from scheduled fixed route services, we also offer origin to destination "demand-response" general public transportation.  Appointments for rides are taken Monday thru Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.  We schedule vehicles and drivers today to meet the demand for rides tomorrow.  The aTa Bus demand response service will observe these holidays on which no service will be available:  New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

To assure a ride, it is advisable to book your trip as far ahead as possible.  All requests for rides must be scheduled at least a day in advance.  We can schedule rides for up to two weeks in advance.  For next day rides, the cutoff time for scheduling is 5:00 pm the day before.  Further, riders should not attempt to schedule a ride by leaving ride requests on the voice mail.

Children ten (10) and under can ride the demand response service for free.  All children under the age of twelve (12) must be accompanied by an adult on demand response trips.

Seat belts must be worn at all times when riding demand response.

Demand Response fares are as follows:

Inside the city limits of Manhattan, Junction City, and Fort Riley
$2.00
Within three (3) miles of the city limits of Manhattan, Junction City, and Fort Riley
$2.00
More than three (3) miles from the city limits of Manhattan, Junction City, and Fort Riley but still in Riley and Geary Counties and or western Pottawatomie County
$4.00

Demand Response ticket cards are available for purchase from the drivers and are available at our office.  The cost is $24.00 for twelve (12) $2.00 punches.