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Transit Winter Weather Plan

For Snow Routes Information

Amarillo City Transit (ACT) is committed to the safety of our passengers and employees.  In the event of a severe winter storm or an emergency situation, ACT may implement this emergency winter plan. When the plan is implemented, the Transit website and the City’s Facebook page will be updated with service changes and local news outlets will be informed.

The objectives of the snow plan are to:

  • Ensure the safety of our customers and employees during a severe winter storm.

  • Minimize the number of Transit vehicles that become stuck or stranded during a severe winter storm.

  • Allow ACT to maintain as reliable revenue service as possible on major roads throughout the city.

Overview of the Transit Snow Plan

The snow plan involves a step down process where passengers could expect the following:

  • Delays in start times and overall general revenue service.

  • Possibility of limited service provided in areas of town due to weather conditions.

  • Revenue service cancelled due to unsafe road conditions.

Note: All transit service may be suspended if weather conditions deteriorate beyond safety expectations of City Management and Transit Director.

Code White Service Condition

White Service Condition is the first step down from regular service.  It may be declared when Amarillo City Transit is unable to provide service in areas of the city that have become difficult to access. Under Code White Service Condition:

  • ACT will operate regular bus routes on all roadways with possible detours in service.

  • Snow Routes or portions of Snow Routes may be implemented.  

  • Customers will be informed of any detours in service and will be required to walk to/from bus stops located on routes where service is provided.

  • Some service delays can be expected.

Code Blue Service Condition

Under the direction of the Transit Director and City Management, Blue Service Condition will provide service on major arterial streets only.  Blue Service Condition may be declared if weather conditions deteriorate to the point where buses can only operate on main arteries. Under Code Blue Service Conditions:

  • Delays in start times and overall general revenue service can be expected

  • Snow Routes will be implemented  and continue in the same manner until the end of service that day, even if street conditions improve

  • Customers will be informed of any modification to routes and will be required to walk to/from bus stops located on Snow Routes where service is provided.

  • Amarillo City Transit attempts to provide as reliable service as possible.  Dress appropriately, as delays can be expected.

Note: All transit service may be suspended if weather conditions deteriorate beyond safety expectations of City Management and Transit Director.

NEW ROUTES 

All Service Effective Monday, August 27, 2018

For more information about new service

SPEC-TRANS

Paratransit service, designated as “Spec-Trans”, is reserved for persons who are unable to navigate an accessible fixed route bus and system. This service is dedicated to certified clients only.

To become a certified client you must complete and return a Spec-Trans Application to Amarillo City Transit. Instructions for returning the application can be found on page 3 of the application.

SERVICE HOURS

Service is provided Monday through Saturday between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

ACT is closed for the following holidays:
New Year's Day
Memorial Day 
Independence Day
Labor Day 
Thanksgiving 
Christmas

ACT operates on a Saturday bus schedule for the following holidays:
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Veterans Day 
Christmas Eve