Georgetown’s New Bus System GoGeo to Begin Service in August
July 06, 2017
- City of Georgetown
Georgetown’s new fixed-route bus system, GoGeo, is on track to begin service in August. GoGeo was developed as a result of the growing need for transportation in the area. The city is partnering with Capital Metro, Capital Area Rural Transportation System, the Georgetown Health Foundation, The Caring Place and Faith in Action Georgetown to bring the vision to life. It will offer four service routes, as well as paratransit service for residents with disabilities.
Southwestern graduate Noah Clark ’17 is participating in an internship with the Texas Victory Project and working closely with the Southeast Georgetown Community Council (SEGCC) this summer to take an active role in GoGeo’s launch. “Getting to work, doctor appointments and even the grocery store is challenging for those that don’t have personal transportation. GoGeo will make travel more accessible for those that need it most.” He also praises the paratransit service, which provides curb-to-curb service for residents with disabilities who meet specific ADA requirements.
GoGeo will have two stops near the Southwestern campus, which will help students, faculty and staff that don’t have cars or prefer the convenience and benefits of utilizing public transportation.
All Georgetown residents and visitors are encouraged to take advantage of GoGeo.
Fares are as follows:
- One-Way Fare: $1
- All-Day Unlimited Pass: $2
- Monthly Unlimited: $30
- Paratransit (each way): $2*
Eligibility and screening through a paper application will be provided by the Capital Area Rural Transportation System.
GoGeo also offers reduced, $1 all-day passes for seniors age 65 and older, those with disabilities (qualified through CARTS) and students with ID ages 12 and older.
Accompanied children ages 0-12 with full rider fare are free
How to Purchase
Passes can be purchased with exact change on the bus or at the Georgetown Public Library at 402 W. Eighth St. Credit cards will be accepted at the library as well.