Black River Area Development Corporation (BRAD) Public Transportation
Serving Clay, Lawrence and Randolph Counties
[box]1403 Hospital Drive
Pocahontas, AR 72455
B R A D Public Transit runs daily within the city limits of Pocahontas, Walnut Ridge and Hoxie. We will pick you up and drop you off at stores, flee markets, banks, restaurants, to visit friends, doctor appointments, pharmacies, etc. Wherever you would like to go within the city limits of Pocahontas, Walnut Ridge and Hoxie. Our hours are: Monday – Friday 8:30 am- 3:00pm.
We are closed on State and Federal Holidays.
If school is closed to bad weather in your area- So is B R A D Public Transit.
Who can Ride?
EVERYONE! B R A D Public Transit has no income guidelines and no age limits. All of our buses are wheelchair accessible.
How Much Does it Cost?
The Charge for the city routes is $2.00 per one-way trip. B R A D gives a half price discount of $1.00.
How do I call the Bus?
For the Pocahontas city route you need to call 892-4547. You will get a recording. When the recordings starts just dial (0) zero. and you will get our receptionist. Giver her your name and address and where you want to go. For the Walnut Ridge/Hoxie city route you need to call 886-5481. When the receptionists answers give her your name, address and where you want to go. When you are ready to return home or go somewhere else call the receptionist again and tell her where you are and where you want to go. If you have an appointment you need to call 1 hour before you need to be there and tell the receptionist that you have an appointment. We cannot get you there on time unless you do this. You need to be ready to go when you call-the bus may only be a couple minutes away and can get you immediately.
B R A D Public Transit also serves people outside the city limits with regularly scheduled monthly trips in Randolph, Clay, and Lawrence Counties. – Call for schedules- Cost! The charge for one of the county trips ranges from $3.00 to $5.00. The charge depends on the number of riders.
How Do I know the day the trips are scheduled?
For all information regarding the B R A D Public Transit Bus System call , in Pocahontas- 870-892-4547. in the Walnut Ridge call- 870-886-5493 or if these are long Distance calls you may call toll free- 1-888-723-4640. A recording will answer the phone. When the recording starts press (0) and the receptionist will answer. She can give you any information regarding dates and can reserve your seat on the bus. – If you would like to receive a monthly calendar with the dates the trips are scheduled for, give the receptionist your name and address and tell her you would like a calendar.
How Do I schedule a Ride?
If you would like to go on one of our county trips just call one of the numbers listed above and tell the receptionists which trip you would like to go on and give her your name, address and phone number. The phone is answered from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm Monday- Friday. We are closed on all Federal Holidays.
Rules for County Bus
Our Driver will Pocahontas at 8:00 am, to begin picking up passengers. You must be ready to go when she arrives to pick you up. All Appointments must be scheduled between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. (if you have an appointment, tell the receptionists when you call). The Driver will take you wherever you need to go within the city limits of the destination town. Our buses hold 14 people. The 14 who get to go will be the fist 14 who call and put their names on the list.We recommend you call several days in advance. If your name is on the list to go and you do not go and do not call and cancel you still owe Public Transit the fare for the trip. If Public Transit cancels the trip you will not owe anything.
For more information visit the BRAD website.