About Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency (aTa Bus)

Our Mission

The mission of the Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency is to deliver the highest quality of public transportation service to the Flint Hills region.  We will strive to increase our ridership in response to the continued growth of the area, to aid in and contribute to a growing Flint Hills economy, and improve the quality of life for the whole community.


Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency (FHATA) has been providing safe, reliable, and affordable public transportation since 1976.  The Agency was founded in 1976 by a group of county residents concerned about the lack of public transportation.  FHATA is a 501c3 private, non-profit corporation led by a volunteer Board of Directors, comprised of local elected officials, representatives from local organizations, and members at-large.  Daily operations are handled by the Executive Director, who is assisted by an Operations Manager, office staff, a dispatch team, and a team of carefully trained drivers.

Service Area

Our service area is the Manhattan-Riley County area, western Pottawatomie County including the Green Valley area and the St. George and Wamego area, Fort Riley, and the Junction City-Geary County area including the towns of Grandview Plaza and Milford.

Who Can Ride the Bus?

Service is available to the general public.  The Agency is committed to offering courteous, safe, and reliable service for all of our riders, without regard to race, gender, age, or disability.