Public Transportation

Arcata & Mad River Transit System

Arcata & Mad River Transit System (A&MRTS) is the public bus system that serves the City of Arcata. A&MRTS offers several routes that run Monday through Friday, with limited Saturday service.

The Arcata City Council initiated A&MRTS in 1975 and its operations run through the City's Building & Engineering Department.

Bus Schedule

For more information on A&MRTS bus routes, schedules and transit fares click here.

Dial-A-Ride Program

Humboldt Transit Authority's Dial-A-Ride program provides door-to-door service for individuals with special needs who are unable to use public transportation, either all of the time or some of the time, because of a disabling condition. It is a shared-ride service that compliments fixed route bus service.

Dial-A-Ride Service is available between the hours of 6 AM and 7 PM, Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays between the hours of 7:30 AM and 5 PM. Individuals interested in utilizing Dial-A-Ride must be registered and certified eligible by Humboldt Transit Authority before using the services.

For more information or to register for this service, call 707-443-0826 or click here.

Greyhound Services

 Greyhound services are available at the Arcata Transit Center. For more information on the services Greyhound provides or to book a trip, click here.


To read the A&MRTS ADA Customer Service Policy, please click here.

A&MRTS Title VI Program

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a federal statue, provides that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. In addition, Presidential Executive Order 13166 requires recipients, sub-recipients of federal funds to take reasonable steps to address the needs of individuals who have limited-English proficiency in order to ensure no discrimination occurs based upon national origin.

On October 1, 2012, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) released Circular 4702.1B to comply with the newly revised Department of Transportation (DOT) regulation issued to implement the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and Executive Order 13166.

The Arcata and Mad River Transit System's Title VI Program has been updated to reflect the requirements of the new Circular. As a part of the program implementation, Arcata and Mad River Transit is also required to submit a Title VI compliance report to the CalTrans Division of Mass Transportation every three years.

To view the A&MRTS Title VI Program in full,  please click here.

If you believe A&MRTS has not provided satisfactory accommodation for a disability, a grievance form is available here.