Georgetown City Council voted to end the service at its July 27 meeting but will keep interlocal paratransit service run by the Capital Area Rural Transportation System, as approved at the Sept. 14 meeting.
“The city of Georgetown remains committed to providing exceptional services where they are needed,” Georgetown Mayor Josh Schroeder said in a statement. “The council has been very forward-thinking and proactive with regard to providing some form of public transit to meet our residents’ needs. City Council has given direction to discontinue the current fixed-route system as of Oct. 1, 2021, but to continue providing our paratransit services. The current fixed-route system has not produced the expected ridership. As Georgetown continues to grow, so will the need for public transportation. I would expect this issue to be reassessed in the future.”
Eligible residents can access the paratransit service Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at a cost of $2 per ride with a reservation made at least 24 hours in advance on the website or by calling 512-478-7433.
To apply for paratransit service, eligible residents can visit https://gogeo.georgetown.org.
CARTS Interurban Coach service between Georgetown and Austin will remain in service.