The 2020 Transit Development Plan (TDP) is a five-year plan for the operation of transit services in and to Kings County with the main goal of optimizing use of resources to best meet transit needs. Follow the link below to participate and give your input.
Protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 50% alcohol.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, cough, or sneeze into your sleeve.
- Avoid contact with sick people.
Please wear a mask when you are out.
Out of an abundance of caution to reduce risks of community spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and in response to state, county, and local emergency declarations, KART Staff recommends that all riders wear a mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
KART has increased the frequency of cleaning the interior of our buses and riders are advised to take personal responisbility and not use public transit if they are feeling ill. KART requests that riders limit non-essentail bus travel until further notice. If you have to travel on KART bus, we ask that you leave extra space between yourself and others.
Remember to wash your hands often.
Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration
Environmental Review Public Hearing December 11, 2019, @ 3:30 PM @ the Kings County Board of Supervisors Chambers, Kings County Government Center 1400 West Lacey Boulevard, Hanford, CA
There is a public information meeting, July 31, 2019, from 5 PM to 7 PM regarding the public comments and concerns about the environmental issues associated with the proposed Kings Area Rural Transit (KART) station project. The meeting will be held at the Civic Auditorium, City of Hanford, 400 N. Douty Street, Hanford, CA
We have some proposed changes to most of our routes and will be holding 3 public hearings on these.
The changes include removing and adding stops, changing schedules and removing a route. Many of these changes will help speed up and optimize service.
Public Hearings to discuss changes and receive public comments will be:
- March 27, 2019 @ 3:30 PM
- April 17, 2019 @ 3:30 PM
- May 22, 2019 @ 3:30 PM
All public hearings will be held in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, Kings County Government Center 1400 West Lacey Boulevard, Hanford CA 93230.
Written public comments on the proposed service changes will be received until May 21, 2019. Send to:
Attn: Clerk to the Board – KCAPTA
610 W. 7th Street
Hanford, CA 93230
For special accommodations, please call 559-852-2717 at least 48 hours in advance of the public hearing, KCAPTA assures nondiscrimination in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1984, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
KART’s Administration Office will be open on December 24, 2018 from 9am to 12pm and will remain closed until Wednesday January 2, 2019.
KART would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday!
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE KINGS COUNTY AREA PUBLIC TRANSIT AGENCY
Notice is hereby given that the Kings County Area Public Transit Agency (KCAPTA) and Kings County Associations of Governments (KCAG) will hold Public Hearings in pursuant to Public Utilities Code Section 99238.5. The meetings will be for the purpose of soliciting comments on the unmet transit needs that may exist within Kings County and that might be reasonable to meet by establishing or contracting for new public transportation or specialized transportation services or by expanding existing services. Unmet public transportation needs are defined as, at a minimum, transportation services which are not provided for person who do not have access to private vehicles, or other forms of transportation, due to age, income, or disability, for the purpose of medical care, shopping social/recreational activities, educations/training and employment. A finding of no unmet transit needs must make specific reference to the effort undertaken in development of the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), to identify the public transportation needs of the transit dependent, especially the elderly, disabled and poor. The hearings will be held at the Kings County Board of Supervisors Chambers, Administration Building, Kings County Government Center, 1400 W Lacey Blvd. Hanford, CA 93230 on the following dates and times:
KCAPTA – January 23, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
KCAPTA – February 27, 2019@ 3:30 pm
KCAG – April 24, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
KCAG – May 22, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Anyone interested in the item is invited to appear and make comments. Written comments may be submitted prior to the hour and date of the hearing. Written comments should be addressed to Kings County Area Public Transit Agency, Jami Holloway, Clerk of the Board, 610 W 7th St., Hanford, CA 93230.
Kings Area Rural Transit (KART) will be implementing a new pilot flex route to replace routes 30 and 31 effective November 1, 2018. The KART Flex Route is similar to our fixed routes; it is designed to pick a passenger up or drop them off at a designated KART bus stop only. The bus will arrive directly at the requested bus stop versus driving the entire route reducing the ride time for the user.
- This service will provide faster, more convenient and more reliable service than current routes.
- KART buses are modern, comfortable, and ADA accessible.
- The service will provide a stop to stop service.
- If you are not aware of the nearest flex stop, please contact dispatch for further instruction.