Georgetown will launch GoGEO, a new fixed-route and paratransit bus system, on Aug. 21.
City staff has been working with their partners at Capital Metro, Capital Area Rural Transportation System, the Georgetown Health Foundation, The Caring Place and Faith in Action Georgetown to finalize service plans.
Other public transportation options in Georgetown are offered through the Capital Area Rural Transportation System.
CARTS buses operate from seven transit stations located throughout the CARTS service area in Central Texas. Fixed-route service is operated between the seven stations, and this service is available to anyone in the service area. CARTS also provides “curb-to-curb” service, also known as demand-response or on-call service, for mobility impaired individuals and individuals in need of special assistance in the CARTS service area. CARTS operates 60 mini-buses and vans to provide fixed-route and on-call services across Central Texas.
The Interurban Coach is a regional intercity route providing connections between Austin, Bastrop, Bertram, Burnet, Georgetown, Liberty Hill, Lockhart, Luling, Marble Falls, Round Rock, San Marcos, Taylor, Texas State University, LaGrange, Giddings, Paige, Smithville and Elgin and makes connections to Greyhound, Capital Metro and Amtrak.
The Red Route 1511 stops in downtown Georgetown at Ninth and Main streets and at the CARTS Georgetown station located at 3620 S. Austin Ave. You can view the schedule at RideCARTS.com Fares are $4 one-way, $6 for a day pass or $88 for a monthly pass. This route has stops in Round Rock, IKEA, CARTS Georgetown station, Downtown Georgetown, Metro Tech Ridge, Austin Greyhound and the CARTS Austin Station located at 2010 E. Sixth St. From there you can make connections to other Interurban Coach Routes or connect to Capital Metro.
For more information go to RideCARTS.com or call us at 512-478- RIDE (7433)
Interurban Service in Georgetown
CARTS operates a fixed, interurban bus route between Georgetown and Austin twice daily, Monday through Friday. Passengers in Georgetown are picked up by the interurban bus at two locations: Downtown Georgetown Bus Stop at Ninth and Main streets and the CARTS Georgetown Station at 3620 S. Austin Ave. From Georgetown, the Red Route 1511 stops at University Oaks (IKEA), CARTS Round Rock, Tech Ridge Park & Ride, Austin Greyhound, and CARTS Austin. In Austin, CARTS passengers have the option of utilizing the Grasshopper, a special CARTS on-call service that is only available to those transferring from another CARTS service in Austin, to reach their final destinations.
Medical Transit Service in Georgetown
CARTS provides non-emergency medical transportation services for Logisticare Solutions, LLC, a broker under contract to the Texas Department of Health and Human Services to arrange transportation for eligible persons in the CARTS District. These services are free and can be arranged through HHS call centers. People using Texas Health Steps and other Medicaid programs are eligible for the service. The service is called the HHSC Medical Transportation Program.
Greyhound Bus Service
Georgetown has a Greyhound bus service at the CARTS Georgetown Station at 3260 S. Austin Ave. The route serving Georgetown provides connection to the Austin Bus Station where passengers then transfer to routes heading to cities such as Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.