Accessible Raleigh Transportation (ART)


Last updated Nov. 23, 2015 - 9:32 am

The City of Raleigh provides transportation services for people with disabilities. Accessible Raleigh Transportation's programs help ensure an outstanding quality of life for everyone in the City of Raleigh. ART enables eligible persons to access public transportation.

Hearing or Speech Impaired: If your hearing or speech is impaired and you use TTY (Teletypewriter Service), please call North Carolina Relay at 800-735-2962 and request a connection to ART, 919-996-3030.

Holiday Office Hours & Service Schedule

In observance of Thanksgiving Day, the Accessible Raleigh Transportation offices will be closed on Thursday, November 26, 2015 and Friday, November 27, 2015.

ART services will not operate on Thanksgiving Day. Services will operate on a regular schedule on Friday, November 27, 2015.

Offices will resume normal business hours on Monday November 30, 2015.

Reasonable Modification / Accommodation Policy

The Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) has recently revised the rules for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The revised rules provide for public transit organizations to make reasonable modifications and accommodations to policies, practices and procedures to avoid discrimination and to ensure accessibility to individuals with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities may request that GoRaleigh make reasonable accommodations in order to fully use transit services. All requests should be made by submitting a Reasonable Accommodation Request verbally or in writing. To obtain a form or to file a request verbally please call 919-996-4087. Mailed requests should go to City of Raleigh, Transit Program, PO Box 590, Raleigh, NC 27602-0590.

Title VI Notice to The Public

GoRaleigh hereby gives public notice of its policy to uphold and assure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related acts and statutes. Title VI and related statutes prohibiting discrimination in federally assisted programs require that no person in the United States of America shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin or sex, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any GoRaleigh service, program or activity, and believes the discrimination is based upon race, color, national origin, gender, age, economic status or limited English proficiency has the right to file a formal complaint. To request a copy of the Authority’s Title VI program contact the city’s transit program at 919-996-4087. Complaints will be accepted verbally and in writing to: City of Raleigh, Transit Program, PO Box 590, Raleigh, NC 27602-0590. A complaint should be submitted within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory act (or latest occurrence). For more information regarding civil rights complaints, please contact: Title VI Compliance Officer, City of Raleigh, Transit Program, PO Box 590, Raleigh, NC 27602-0590, or call 919-996-4087.

Eligibility for ADA Paratransit Service

Paratransit service is available to ART users who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA mandates that each public entity operating a fixed route transit system provide complementary Paratransit service to individuals whose functional disabilities prevent use of accessible fixed route bus and rail systems. The level of service for these individuals is to be comparable to the level of service provided to individuals without disabilities. The Paratransit service is intended to be comparable to the fixed route system in specific listed criteria such as days and hours of service, fares, service area, response time, etc.

ART trips are eligible for Para transit service only if the trip begins and ends within 3/4 miles of a GoRaleigh bus stop. Other eligibility requirements may apply.

How to Apply

To apply, download an application or call 919-996-3459 to request an application be mailed to you. Part A must be filled out by the applicant and Part B must be signed by a physician or human services agency official. Mail both parts to the address contained in the application.

Your application will be reviewed to determine eligibility, an in-person interview scheduled, and you will be notified of the decision within 21 City business days. All Tier II customers must have an adult present during the ART trip if under the age of 13. The adult can ride for free.

ART eligibility is valid for two years from the date of approval. You must reapply to keep your eligibility current beyond the date listed above. To avoid any loss of service eligibility, please request a new application from our office eight (8) weeks in advance of the expiration date. Eligible riders will receive a photo identification card to be used for scheduling service and purchasing tickets.

How to Purchase

ART requires all Paratransit participants to be present when purchasing. A valid ART ID card must be presented when purchasing tickets. In compliance with the ADA, the cost for an eligible ADA trip is $2.50 one way. Eligible users pay for Para transit service with ART tickets, good for one trip, one way only.

Locations and Hours:

Moore Square Transit Station Information Booth (Located on Blount St. between Hargett and Martin)
Hours: Monday thru Friday - 7 am to 6 pm, Saturday - 8 am to 5 pm

There is a $28.00 limit per ID on all ADA purchases and a $112.00 total transaction limit per person per day at the Moore Square Transit Mall ticket counter. This limit is due to the physical inventory constraints of the Moore Square ticket booth.

Raleigh Municipal Building, 222 W Hargett Street, 1st Floor, Revenue Services Lobby
Hours: Monday thru Friday - 8:30 am to 5 pm

By Mail:

All ART customers are able to purchase ART tickets via U.S. mail. The tickets must be mailed to the clients recorded address listed on their ART identification card. Please make check or money order payable to City of Raleigh. Include your ID number and mail to:

City of Raleigh
Revenue Services-56
PO Box 590
Raleigh, NC 27602-0590

Schedule a Trip

All paratransit trips must be scheduled Monday - Friday, 8:15am - 4:45pm through the ART Program. All next day trips must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. ART does not provide same day trips or same day trip adjustments to a previously scheduled trip. Staff will determine if the requested trip is eligible and will dispatch a Paratransit vehicle through an approved Paratransit service provider.

Accessible Raleigh Transportation will accept email trip requests from 8:15am to 4:45pm Monday – Friday ONLY at Emails sent outside of these hours will not be accepted.

All ART/ADA Trip requests made on a holiday and/or weekends must be left on the 919-996-3459 voicemail between the hours of 8:15am and 4:45pm for Monday and next day service following a holiday.

Have the following information prepared when scheduling your trip:

  • Name
  • Date of Travel
  • Pick Up/Appointment Time
  • Home Address/Destination Address: Street Name and Street Number
  • Return Time

To schedule a trip:

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