"Provide safe, affordable, reliable and efficient transit service that effectively meets the needs of Porterville residents who have limited mobility options or those who choose transit for some, or all, of their local transit needs."
|Reduced (Seniors 65+ / Disabled / Medicare card holder/ Veteran card holder)||$0.75|
|First 2 Children / 5 & younger||FREE|
|Each additional child||$1.50|
|Reduced 1-Day (Seniors 65+ / Disabled / Medicare card holder/ Veteran card holder)||$1.50|
|Student (Student ID Required)||$25.00|
|Reduced (Seniors 65+ / Disabled / Medicare card holder/ Veteran card holder)||$20.00|
Passes may be purchased at the following locations: Porterville Transit Center, 61 W. Oak Ave., Porterville, CA 93257 Porterville City Hall, 291 N. Main St., Porterville, CA 93257Tips for Riders
A Regional Tpass Monthly pass will take you on all the transit systems in Tulare County.
Unlimited monthly access to:
|Reduced (Seniors 65+ / Disabled / Medicare card holder)||$2.50|
|Personal Care Attendant (Limit 1)||FREE|
|Each additional guest||$2.50|
Passes may be purchased at the following locations: Porterville Transit Center, 61 W. Oak Ave., Porterville, CA 93257 | Transit Administration Office, 15 E. Thurman Ave., Porterville, CA 93257
Drop either coins or tokens, one at a time, in the Coin/Token Insertion Cup.
Feed flat, unfolded bills (in any orientation) into the Bill Insertion Slot. If you are to receive a refund, the refund amount will print on a fare card for your future use.
Insert electronic fare cards in the Electronic Fare Card Slot, including all electronic single ride fare cards and the first use of any Monthly Pass.
Swipe designated electronic fare cards through the swipe reader in the direction of the arrow with the magnetic stripe facing you. After your Monthly Pass has been activated (inserted in the fare card slot on first use) you can swipe it when you board until the card expires.
It's easy to find information on which bus route(s) you need to make your trip and when they travel:
Online, go to our system map and find the nearest route at your point of origin.
By phone, call our Transit Information Service at (559) 791-7800 and an operator can give you all the information you need to plan your transit trip - routes, schedules, fares... everything. They'll also be happy to mail you schedules and maps as well.
Every PTS bus stop has a sign - over 150 of them -- telling you the bus stops there. Once you know which route and stop you need, just look for the bus stop signs posted all along the route (usually every few blocks).
Every bus has its route number at the top front of the bus and on the side window next to the front door. In addition, the sign will also tell you the destination of the bus so you'll be certain you're getting on the right bus.
As the bus route you want approaches, face the bus and signal to the driver to stop. Sometimes several routes stop at the same location, so this helps the driver know that you want his bus and not some other.
To make yourself more comfortable, take a seat if one is available. If all the bus seats are occupied, move to the rear of the bus. You'll find poles throughout the bus to hold if you're standing. Hold small children securely.
Please be courteous. The seats at the front of every bus are for senior citizens and persons with disabilities. There are also flip seats at the middle for riders in wheelchairs. Please make these areas available for fellow passengers who are in wheelchairs.
If you aren't sure where your stop is located, just ask the driver to call it out for you. Our drivers will do their best to help.
As the bus nears your stop, pull the cord above the windows. This signals the driver to stop at the next stop.
Please exit the bus through the middle doors. This leaves the front area clear for people who are getting on the bus and helps keep the bus running smoothly and on schedule.
If you're paying by cash, just put your fare into the fare box when your board. Our fare boxes accept paper money as well as coins. Please make certain you have the correct fare because our drivers and fare boxes do not make change. Also, to speed boarding, have your fare ready before you get on. For more information on cash fares go to our section on Fares.
Just call Lost and Found. For your convenience, there is a Lost and Found section in our Transit Center. Anything lost on a Porterville Transit bus (or COLT) will be turned in the Transit Center.
You bet! Our buses have racks on the front that can accommodate two bicycles. When the driver pulls up to your stop, just tell him you're securing your bike in the rack and he'll wait. Then board and pay your fare. When you get off, be sure to tell the driver you're taking your bike off. More Info here...
Certainly. Our buses are equipped with either a lift or a ramp to make it easy for persons using a wheelchair, walker or other mobility aid to board. The Courtesy Seating area at the middle of the bus has seats that lift up to accommodate riders in wheelchairs. More Info here...
At the bus stop, wait near the curb by the bus stop sign. Signal to let the bus driver know you want that particular bus.
When the bus stops, please remember to move your chair back from the curb so that the driver can safely deploy the lift. The driver will explain how to board. You're welcome to ask for any instruction to be repeated.
When the driver signals you to board, wheel your wheelchair onto the lift (facing either toward or away from the bus), up to the metal barrier. Keep your elbows close to your body. Use the motor, your brakes or your hands to hold your wheelchair securely while you're riding the lift. As an extra safety measure, an outer barrier will flip up before the lift is raised.
The lift will raise you to floor level inside the bus and the rear barrier will drop. Move to the farebox and pay your fare, or show the driver your pass or transfer with your valid I.D.
Move down the aisle to the area equipped with wheelchair tiedowns. You'll find this area at the middle of the bus.
On some buses, tying down your wheelchair requires flipping up the forward-facing and nearest side-facing passenger seats on the driver's side of the aisle. On some buses, the tie-downs are on both sides of the aisle.
First, raise the sidefacing seat. Pull forward on the black knob you'll find under the seat. Then push the seat bottom up until it looks into the upright position.
Move your wheelchair up just a bit - to the first folding seat. Pull forward on the black knob under the seat near the aisle and push up until the seat locks into an upright position.
Now that your wheelchair is in the appropriate place, look for the tie-down located on the floor on each side of the wheelchair securement area.
The Bus Operator will perform the securement of your wheelchair, please ask the operator any questions you might have.
The wheelchair seating area also has seat belts. For your safety, and the safety of other passengers, you must use the seat belts provided. To snap the seat belt in place, insert it into the buckle until you hear it click into place. Tug gently on the free end of the belt to be sure it's snug.
There's a pull cord or a yellow press strip at the wheelchair height on the side of the bus. Pull the cord or press the strip to signal your stop. The best time to signal is at least one block before you with to exit.
|City of Porterville|
|Transit Manager's Office|
|291 N. Main St.|
|Porterville, Ca. 93257|
|Monday thru Friday||7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.*|
|*Depending on demand|
|Saturday||9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.|
|Seniors/Disabled/Medicare Card Holders||$2.50|