The Northwest Arkansas
Economic Development District, Inc.
NWAEDD Plaza 818 Highway 62-65-412 North
P.O. Box 190 Harrison, Arkansas 72602-0190 (870) 741-5404 FAX (870) 741-1905
The North Arkansas Transportation Service (NATS) is dedicated to helping the citizens of our service area become more mobile. Low cost transportation services of various types are provided in the service area comprised of nine counties: Baxter, Boone, Fulton, Izard, Marion, Newton, Searcy, and parts of Carroll and Madison Counties.
NATS operates four different services, varying in the several counties in our service area. These services can be generally described as follows:
Deviated Fixed Route Service
Operating as a system of vans in the City of Mountain Home in Baxter County, and as a system of Trolleys in the City of Harrison in Boone County, NATS vehicles operate on generally-fixed routes and schedules in both cities, with slight deviation from these schedules on individual request. Fares are only $1.00 per boarding, which means passengers can travel to almost any location in the city, and then travel home again, on a very generous repetitive schedule throughout the day, for only one dollar.
Schedules for the vans, busses and trolleys, many of which are wheelchair accessible, are located on this page. Please click one of the links below, and a new window will open to display the bus or trolley schedule that interests you.
"Dial-A-Ride" Service (Based on Demand)
These services are provided to the general public on a specific request basis, and in most cases, require 24 hours advance notice for scheduling. The service provides personal, convenient and affordable transportation for citizens in and around the cities of Harrison and Mountain Home in Boone and Baxter Counties. In most cases, vehicles are wheelchair accessible. Services are available for handicapped persons and the general public, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Special arrangements may be made for trips at times other than the scheduled hours, if circumstances warrant.
To arrange personal transportation through NATS' Dial-A-Ride Service, call:
*For groups of 5 or more, with one pick-up point, the rate per person is 1/2 the regular fares as listed above.
This service can best be described as a "subscription service." When 8 or more passengers need a ride on a continuing, scheduled basis, and a suitable, willing, qualified volunteer driver is assigned, a route may be established in one of our service areas to provide affordable transportation service for commuters to specific locations on a continuing basis.
Presently two such commuter routes exist in the NATS Service Area. One provides transportation for employees to Baxter Labs in Baxter County, picking up citizens in Izard, Fulton and Baxter Counties to work in Mountain Home. The other route provides transportation to workers at Tyson's in Berryville, for citizens of Carroll and Boone Counties.
For additional information, or to begin the process of establishing a new route for 8 or more permanent passengers, contact Joanna Cartwright at the NATS Main Office in Harrison, at (870) 741-8008
NATS also provides transportation for special needs and occasions on an individual contract basis, including transportation to summer day care services for seniors, and for the developmentally disabled. Currently, such contracts are in effect in the cities of Berryville in Carroll County, and Harrison in Boone County. Contact Joanna Cartwright at the NATS Main Office in Harrison, at (870) 741-8008 for more information, or to discuss establishing a contractual route for your organization.
Transportation Schedules - Deviated Fixed Routes
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Information or Assistance Contact:
NOTICE OF NON DISCRIMATION
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION: The North Arkansas Transportation Service - NATS complies with all civil rights provisions of federal statutes and related authorities that prohibited discrimination in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. Therefore, the North Arkansas Transportation Service - NATS does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, national origin, religion or disability, in the admission, access to and treatment in North Arkansas Transportation Service - NATS programs and activities, as well as the North Arkansas Transportation Service - NATS hiring or employment practices. Complaints of alleged discrimination and inquiries regarding the North Arkansas Transportation Service - NATS nondiscrimination policies may be directed to Jo Anna Cartwright, Director of Transportation, (ADA/504/Title VI Coordinator), P. O. Box 190, Harrison, AR 72602-0190, 870-741-6650, or the following email address: email@example.com.
This notice is available from the ADA/504/Title VI Coordinator in large print, on audiotape and in Braille.