Public Transportation is an important transportation mode within the region. Public and private transit systems and facilities make the region more accessible. This includes the young, elderly, disabled, low-income and all others without means of personal transportation, or simply those who do not wish to drive a private vehicle and desire public transportation as a choice. Transit can serve more people while causing less environmental impact and traffic congestion. Transit reduces dependence upon the automobile, reduces overall household transportation costs and increases access to job opportunities to those without automobiles and/or households with limited transportation choices. Transit options can provide safe routes to work, school, medical appointments and shopping.
Northwest Arkansas has two public transit providers that currently operate in the urban and rural areas of the region and include Ozark Regional Transit, Inc. (ORT) and University of Arkansas Razorback Transit. The Program of Projects for FY 2017 can be found here.