Public Transportation for the Concho Valley Region
The Concho Valley public transportation system is operated by the Concho Valley Transit District (CVTD) through the Concho Valley Council Of Governments (CVCOG). The Concho Valley Transit District currently offers demand-response transit services in the rural Concho Valley region and Non-Emergency Medical Transportation services for the entire Concho Valley Region employing thirty-seven (37) revenue service vehicles including A.D.A. compliant vans and mini-buses equipped with wheelchair lifts and other accessibility features at thirteen transportation centers in twelve counties.
CVCOG has identified public transportation, particularly the transportation of its widely scattered rural population as a high-priority goal. The operation of a rural public transportation project is viewed as an effective means of achieving that objective. CVCOG serves the counties of Coke, Concho, Crockett, Irion, Kimble, McCulloch, Menard, Reagan, Schleicher, Sutton, Sterling and Tom Green and the cities of Bronte, Robert Lee, Eden, Ozona, Mertzon, Junction, Brady, Menard, Big Lake, Eldorado, and Sterling City.
The transportation system operates on an advanced reservation basis within each county. In addition most counties operated fixed schedule (but not fixed route) when providing out-of-county service. Passengers are asked to provide at least 24-hour prior notification for seat reservations when traveling either in town or out of county. Passengers are picked up at their homes, provided access to medical facilities, nutrition centers, shopping centers, social service agencies, learning centers, employment, and other sites for which a demand exists, and returned to their homes. Out-of-county trips require us to leave the point of origin early enough for passengers to meet their appointments and other stops (social services, shopping, etc.) and return home on the same day.
All revenue service vehicles are being equipped with 2-way satellite communication system and Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) systems to provide continuous contact with dispatch locations. The satellite/AVL capability provides an added safety features when vehicles are on the road between small rural towns and cities. This is considered essential due to the fact that approximately forty percent (40%) of passengers are elderly and their physical condition is a high priority concern.
Drivers are trained in defensive driving skills, vehicle safety, handling and control and passenger skills including first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and passenger assistance techniques for wheelchair lift and mobility impaired applications. Thirty-four (34) of thirty-seven (37) revenue service vehicles, which include vans and mini-buses, are equipped with wheelchair lifts.
To schedule a ride or for more information about transportation throughout the region contact our Reservation Line at (325) 947-8729 or toll free at 1-877-947-8729
Thunderbird Fare Information can be found on the Thunderbird Rural Routes page on the right hand column.