No. Exact fare is required.
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Regular fare is $1.25. The elderly with HPTS, GTA, and WSTA reduced fare identification cards, or a picture ID with a birth date verifying that you are 60 or older, the disabled with HPTS, GTA, or WSTA reduced fare identification cards, and Medicare Card holders ride for 60 cents. Transfers are free. Children under 43" in height ride free (limit 3 per paying adult).
Transit offers $1.25 Tickets and 30-Day Passes. 30-Day passes may be purchased at the booth at the Transit terminal. $1.25 tickets may only be purchased at the Transit office (716 West Kivett Drive).
The buses run from 5:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The buses also operate from 8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Saturdays. There is no Sunday service.
The earliest buses leave the transfer center at 5:45 a.m.
There are many bus stops throughout the city. Bus stop signs have a picture of the front of a bus and blue lettering on a white background. Stand at the stop, and the bus operator will stop to pick you up. For specific information about the stop closest to you, call the transit information line at 336-889-7433 (TTY 711).
Transit does not operate on the following holidays:
Please look for notices announcing the specific days that the transit system will not operate as some holidays fall on weekends.
At the end of each day, bus operators turn in all items left on the bus. You may call 336-889-7433 to see if we have the item.
Transit realizes that some trips will require a rider to use 2 buses. When you board the first bus, you will need to pay the appropriate fare. If your are using a POINT Card or POINT Ticket, your free transfer will be embedded on the card.
If you miss your transfer because the bus was running late, you can catch the next available bus, or Transit will make arrangements to get you to your destination.
Private providers such as Red Bird Cab Company (886-5001) and First Class Cab Company (885-1966) may be able to help you.
Yes. All High Point Transit System buses are low floor buses equipped with ramps at the front door for entry and exit and stop announcement systems.
Transit offers a complementary paratransit service called HPTS ACCESS for individuals with disabilities that prevent them from riding the regular bus.
In order to drive a bus or paratransit vehicle for the City, an individual must be 25 years of age or older, have 5 or more years of driving experience, have a high school diploma or GED, have 2 or more years of experience operating a commercial vehicle, have an acceptable driving record, pass a criminal background check, and be able to pass a US Department of Transportation drug screen.
You can view current openings on the City's Job Opportunities page. All applications are completed online, and applications are only accepted when there are openings. If there are no openings when you check, you may complete a job interest card to be notified when a position comes open.
Additional information on each of these companies can be found in the yellow pages of the phone book under Buses Charter and Rental.