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MARBLE FALLS — A new bus service now offers public transportation from the Highland Lakes to Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown and beyond.

The Capital Area Rural Transportation System recently started rolling buses in Burnet County.

The service, which is open to the public, transports passengers on fixed routes to specific stops Monday through Friday.

“We are just getting off the ground,” County Commissioner Ronny Hibler said during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the regional bus service Oct. 10 at City Hall.

Hibler is also the CARTS board chairman.

The CARTS buses offer rides from Marble Falls to Burnet, Bertram, Liberty Hill and Austin along U.S. 183, also from Burnet to Marble Falls and Spicewood to Austin along U.S. 71.

Also, Burnet County passengers can ride the CARTS bus to Round Rock and Georgetown when they arrive at the bus station in Austin, 2010 E. Sixth St., Coordinator Karen Short said.

Passengers can then connect to the Austin Capital Metro bus service, as well as other cites through Greyhound buses, she added.

“They can travel on CARTS buses to any of the nine counties surrounding Austin,” Short said. “They can go into Austin and go anywhere in Austin. They can go anywhere in the country if they need to.”

Each bus seats 18 passengers, and has bicycle racks and space for wheelchair patrons.

Bus fares range from $2 to $6, depending on the length of travel. Reduced fares are available for disabled riders. Veterans traveling for rehabilitation or a doctor’s appointment can ride free.

“With the economy the way it is, and gas prices they way they are, it is so much more cheaper and efficient to ride a bus,” Short said.

CARTS is an independent agency funded through fares and by federal, state, county and local governments, she added.

“This is a much-needed service,” Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce Interim Director Jan Hatfield told Short.

Visit RideCARTS.com or call (512) 478-7433 for schedules and other information.

raymond@thepicayune.com

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