Effective October 3, 2010
For Information Call 584-0101
KART provides public transit service every Monday thru Friday and limited service on Saturdays. Please refer to Route Maps for specific timepoints.
KART provides services within the Downtown areas of Hanford and Lemoore and regular route service between Hanford and the cities and communities of Armona, Avenal, Corcoran, Fresno, Grangeville, Hardwick, Kettleman City, Laton, Lemoore, Stratford, and Visalia.
KART offers low fares to everyone, but special discounts are offered as follows:
Children age 6 or under may ride free with an adult.
Seniors age 60 and over qualify for discounted fares. Please call the Commission on Aging at 582-3211 #2828 for more information.
Half price fare on regular fixed routes only is available for eligible seniors 60 and over and ADA or Disabled ID Card and Medicare Card holders Monday thru Friday 9 am. to 3 pm. and 7 pm. to 11 pm. and all day Saturday. Discount does not apply to
Designated pick-up points have been established along all routes to be easily accessible and safe for stops. Please refer to the Downtown Route Maps for these designated stops and time points. If you need assistance in locating the pick-up point nearest you, call KART Dispatch at 584-0101.
KCAPTA does not exclude from participation in, or deny the benefits of transit services on the basis of race, color, or national origin. If you need more information or would like to file a complaint, please call 559-582-3211 ext. 2711 or mail to KCAPTA, PO Box 209, Hanford, CA 93232.
Kings County Transportation Connections
AITSVanpools • KARTVanpools
How do I become a KART vanpool driver?
KART Vanpool drivers must have a Class C license, pass a required physical and provide a DMV printout showing proof of a clean driving record. If you meet those qualifications and would like to volunteer to drive a KART vanpool, call the Kings County Area Public Transit Agency at 866-655-5444.
How does KART ensure safety?
All KART 8 and 15-passenger vans are equipped with a Global Positioning System, so the driver can locate help should an emergency arise. The vans also carry first aid kits, fire extinguishers and roadside safety items. And for maximum peace of mind, every van in the program is fully covered by a $2 million insurance policy.
Do I get paid for driving a KART vanpool?
No, KART drivers receive no pay. They are volunteers who drive their passengers and enjoy the benefits of a safe, affordable, reliable commute to work.
What is the cost to drivers and riders?
The cost is based on the number of days and distance traveled. The cost is divided among the passengers and paid on a monthly basis. The driver collects the payments and forwards them to the Agency. The payments cover the Agency’s cost of maintaining and insuring the vans, as well as the cost of replacing them when they wear out. Try our Commute Cost Calculator to find out how much you can save.
Who provides Maintenance for the Vans?
All maintenance is provided by KART. Loaner vans are provided when vans are being services or repaired. Loaner vans are picked up and dropped off at a location convenient to the vanpool driver.
Who provides fuel for the Vans?
A fuel card is provided that is good at most service station. The bill for all fuel purchased is sent to and paid for by KART.
How do I get more information about the KART vanpool program?
Contact the Kings County Area Public Transit Agency at (559) 582-3211, extension 2696 or 2711.
You can also log on to www.southvalleyrideshare.com and use this free site to find rides or to post your request for riders to share your ride to work. For questions call toll-free
Get yourself and your passengers to work safely, reliably and affordably – get into the KART vanpool program!