Fort Smith Transit provides transportation open to the general public within the city limits of Fort Smith. Our organization performs fixed route and origin to destination transportation services as well as a limited charter service by advance request. The fixed route service consists of a network of buses that travel the major avenues and some residential areas within the city. All fixed route buses are equipped with lifts for mobility devices and most routes traverse toward the downtown area once per hour to accommodate transfers as needed. Demand response or paratransit buses are available for passengers with mobility challenges that prevent access to the fixed routes or for passengers traveling to or from destinations considered outside the fixed route network area. Transit staff is well trained and can assist you with navigating the routes, selecting optimum travel times, purchasing vouchers, or simply learning to position a mobility device on a lift or inside the bus.
Please call our offices to speak with a dispatcher at 479-783-6464 or continue browsing for further information.
For hearing impaired, please call Arkansas Relay Services by dialing 7-1-1.
The next Transit Advisory Commission meeting will be Wednesday, March 10th at 12:00 pm at 6821 Jenny Lind Road.
The next Free Ride Day will be Tuesday, January 19th.
FST will run limited service on Monday, January 18th. You must call and schedule your ride before noon on Friday, January 15th.
Goal for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Participation
2021 – 2023
The proposed overall goal for Federal Fiscal Years 2021-2023 for Disadvanaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation in Federally-Assisted Transit Projects is 5%.
DBE’s include minority-owned and women-owned firms certified as eligible to participate in projects funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation. A report describing how the overall goal was set is available by selecting Transit Miscellaneous under (Transit Downloads). A copy of the document may also be obtained upon request by calling FST at 479-783-6464 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Transit Department will accept comments on this goal for a period of forty-five (45) days following the date of this notice. Comments may be made by mail at Fort Smith Transit, P.O. Box 1908, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72902 or by email at email@example.com
Public Comment Period
Draft Title VI Program Plan
2021 – 2023
Fort Smith Transit is accepting comments from the general public regarding the implementation of a Title VI Plan. This plan prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs receiving federal financial assistance. The Title VI Plan includes a formal complaint process and seeks to reduce barriers to accessing transit services.
The Title VI Plan is available for inspection during normal business hours at the Fort Smith Transit offices located at 6821 Jenny Lind, Fort Smith, Arkansas, by calling 479-783-6464, by e-mail request at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on line using the web link below.
The Transit Department will accept comments on this plan for a period of forty-five (45) days following the date of this notice. Comments should be addressed to: Fort Smith Transit, P.O. Box 1908, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72902 or by email at email@example.com.
The Transit Department is continuing all transit services and is taking the following precautionary steps relating to the COVID-19 events at this time. As a part of its normal routine, the department cleans buses, facilities and equipment by schedule, and performs routine fogging of the busses with a commercial sanitizer. The department is performing the same steps listed above as well as additional cleaning of facilities and spraying commercial disinfectant of all buses nightly.
We encourage all passengers to practice good hygiene and social distancing where possible.