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Trolley, bus information
Whether it's because you want to do your part for a greener world, or because you just don't want to pony up for $3-a-gallon gasoline for your horseless carriage, the Central Arkansas Transit Authority has public transportation options to get you from point A to point B.
River Rail Trolley System
The River Rail trolley system connects the River Market area of downtown Little Rock (which includes the Clinton Presidential Library) with Argenta, downtown North Little Rock. For 2011, CATA is in the process of accepting bids to build a new trolley stop at 2nd and Rock Streets. For more information, call 374-5354 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fare: $1 per boarding for ages 12-64, 50 cents per boarding for persons 65 and over, those with disabilities and ages 5 to 11. Those 4 years old or younger ride free. Fare must be exact; drivers don't carry change. An unlimited-ride day pass may be purchased for $2, a three-day pass may be purchased for $5, or a 20-ride card for $15.00
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Wed., 8:30 a.m.-midnight Thu.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun.
There are two trolley routes, the Blue and the Green.
Blue Route: Begins at Seventh and Main in North Little Rock, travels to Maple Street, to Broadway, then stops at Verizon Arena before taking the Main Street bridge south to Markham Street in Little Rock. Travels east on President Clinton Avenue, turns right on River Market Avenue, left on Third Street and then makes a loop that includes stops at Clinton Library and Heifer International on the east and Spring Street (in front of the Robinson Center) on the west. Returns to Seventh and Main. Loop time: 35 minutes.
Green Route: Loop begins at the River Market, travels south on River Market Avenue, west on Second Street to Spring Street, returning to River Market on Markham (President Clinton Avenue east of LaHarpe). Loop time: 15 minutes. Note that Green Route trolleys do not go to North Little Rock.
All Pulaski County citizens who are certified as disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act can use CATA's Links Paratransit, which features smaller, wheelchair-lift equipped buses and curb-to-curb service. To take advantage of Links, riders must apply using a form available through the CATA office at 901 Maple St. in North Little Rock. Call 375-9607 for more information. Links drivers may enter a commercial building to assist riders, but cannot enter a private residence or carry bags or packages. The cost is $2.70 for a one-way trip, $5.40 for a round trip, or $25 for a book of 10 tickets. Drivers don't carry change, so have the exact amount. Hours of operation are: 5 a.m.-8:15 p.m. Mon.-Fri. in Little Rock; 5 a.m.-6:20 p.m. Mon.-Fri. in North Little Rock; and 5 a.m.-6:20 p.m. Sat. and 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Sun. in Little Rock only.
Central Arkansas Transit Authority (CATA)
River Cities Travel Center, 310 E. Capitol Ave. in Little Rock (Fourth and Cumberland streets; "downtown" on information below).
Fare: $1.35, discounts available, children 4 and under ride free.
Routes: 25 (including express routes).
Maps and schedules of all routes are on www.cat.org. Service hours are 5 a.m.-8:15 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 5 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sat.; 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Sun. No service on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day. All CATA buses have bike racks on the front that can accommodate two bikes. Some routes are listed below; while directions are given from downtown Little Rock, all return on the same route unless indicated. For more information on schedules or service hours, call the CATA information office at 375-1163 or 375-6717.
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