Parent permission forms for children to ride the transit bus are now available. The form can be downloaded for a paper copy to give to the transit driver.
A reminder that whenever possible PLEASE call 24 hours ahead for pickup. The bus is accepting same day calls at this point in time, but if you do that it may cause a delay because of conflicts with other scheduled riders.
The transit number is 605-228-7938 and the bus runs M-F from 7:30am to 6:00pm.
Monday-Friday • 7:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Scheduled pick-up REQUIRES a call the day before during transit hours.
Transit will provide essential services only
Friday, April 03, 2020
Community Transit will continue to provide ESSENTIAL SERVICE ONLY until further notice. We define ESSENTIAL SERVICE as medical, employment or nutrition related trips. Here is a breakdown of each:
MEDICAL – we will transport anyone for any medical related appointment within the defined service area (city of Faulkton). This can include a trip to the local pharmacy for necessary meds. There is to be no additional shopping or browsing if there is in fact a trip to the local drug store.
EMPLOYMENT – simply put, we will provide a trip to work and a trip home from work. If there is ...
Time is of the essence to help keep the transit bus on schedule
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Whether you realize it or not, everyone's life revolves around a clock. The ticking of the mechanism is especially important in the transportation world as many of you in Faulkton have come to know.
During its first month of existence, the Faulk County Community Transit bus, crisscrossed the city providing more than 200 rides – an impressive total for a community of 800 souls. Educating the public on the virtues of public transit has been a fairly easy task or at least the constant increase in ridership would indicate such. Imagine our delight – and surprise – when it was announce...
Recommendations for riding the Transit bus
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
If you are using the Faulk County Transit Bus, there are a few recommendations for you to follow: If you are scheduled to ride PLEASE notify the drivers if you will NOT be riding. If you need a ride PLEASE call the day before, or if unable to do so PLEASE call AT LEAST one hour before needing that ride. Parents: If your child will not be riding PLEASE let the drivers know. This helps the drivers to keep on schedule with the rest of the riders. The Transit Bus operates Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m...
Faulkton’s New Transit System Continues to Help Local Community with Transportation Needs
Monday, December 23, 2019
Faulkton’s new transit system has been providing affordable transportation for local residents for over three months now and is proving very popular with local citizens. On August 30, 2019, the city of Faulkton saw the implementation of a new transit system for local residents. The idea for a new transit system was created by the Quality of Life Committee a subcommittee of the Faulkton Economic Development Corporation and has since formed a transit-specific committee called the Faulk County Community Transit Authority. This committee will be in charge of all of the details of the transit system project moving forward.
Faulkton Area Community Transit Authority to kick off service
Thursday, August 08, 2019
Following many months of discussion, conducting surveys and plotting strategies, public transportation has arrived in Faulkton. The inaugural ride of Faulk County Community Transit Authority will coincide with the beginning of the new school year next month.
Through a series of community driven meetings, discussions with existing transit providers and state transportation officials, the need for public transit in Faulkton became apparent. Initially the transit will operate only in the city of Faulkton on weekdays from the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The group envisions a countywide service in the not-so-distant future.
Transporting the youth to and from temporary schoo...
The wheels on the bus keep turning
Monday, February 10, 2020
Five months have passed since the first rider boarded the Faulk County Community Transit Authority bus in Faulkton. After months of planning, fundraising and anticipation about how the new transit system would fare, the wheels were finally turning.
When driver Teresa Bartholomew greeted her first two young riders, she admits it was with some apprehension and doubt as to how this was all going to work.
“The kids got on the bus, kind of said hello, but also looked unsure of what lies ahead,” said Bartholomew. “Things were a bit slow the first week or two and we kind of wondered ho...