Chemekta Area Regional Transit System (CARTS)
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The Chemeketa Area Regional Transportation System (CARTS) is a partnership between Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties. The objective is the coordination of resources dedicated to providing it's senior citizens, disabled and economically disadvantaged residents access to medical services, employment, educational, shopping and recreational opportunities. Acknowledging Wheels existing resources and qualifications for satisfying the CARTS objective, the counties chose to contract with OHAS/Wheels for operation of CARTS services in rural Marion and Polk counties. In response to community outreach forums and social service agency needs, Wheels designed and now operates a network of CARTS point-deviated, fixed-routes that meet inter-regional connectivity needs. Wheels has since added CARTS demand-responsive, "dial-a-ride" service in many areas not currently serviced by the fixed routes. CARTS connects with the Salem Cherriots Bus System allowing additional flexibility for the traveler.