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Cullman Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS)

Cullman Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS) is a Rural Public Transportation Provider for Cullman County, Alabama. The CARTS fleet is comprised of 37 vehicles ranging in size from a standard van to a 30 passenger bus.


Cancellation Policy

Ride cancellations must be called into the office at (256)734-1246 at least 2 hours before scheduled pick-up time.

Route Types

The CARTS buses perform a multitude of routes as follows:

  • Type A - Demand/Response: Monday - Friday
  • Type B - Shopping Routes
    • City Shopping Routes, where the rider must live within the Cullman city limits.
      pick-ups are scheduled for 8am, 10am, or 12 noon on a first come first served basis.
      • City Shopping Routes are Farebox Rates (see below).
    • County Shopping Routes
      • Monday - Vinemont, West Point, and Jones Chapel areas
      • Tuesday - Holly Pond, Welti, and Berlin areas
      • Wednesday - Cold Springs, Dodge City, and Good Hope areas
      • Thursday - Baileyton, Fairview, Simcoe, Gold Ridge, Colony,
        Hanceville, Garden City, and White City areas
      • Friday - Crane Hill and Logan areas
        • County Shopping rates are $3.00 round trip (which includes 3 scheduled stops) and $.50 per additional stop.
  • Type C - Contract Routes
    • CARTS has annual contracts with agencies such as Cullman County Center for the Developmentally Disabled, Cullman County Commission on Aging, Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce, and other agencies.
    • Transportation to the following Senior Centers is included in the contract with Cullman County Commission on Aging:
      • Colony
      • Crane Hill
      • Cullman
      • Dodge City
      • Hanceville
      • Holly Pond
      • Jones Chapel
      • West Point

Fare Structure for CARTS

  • 0-7 miles is $2.00 each way
  • 7-15 miles is $4.00 each way
  • Over 15 miles is $6.00 each way

Disabled and age 60 or older receive a 50% discount on above listed rates

Riders may schedule up to 3 stops per day (schedule permitting) with an additional charge of $1.00 per stop.

To schedule a ride, Call 256-734-1246 before 2:30pm the previous working day before the date of the ride.

Same day rides will be an additional $2.00 charge and are only scheduled when scheduling permits.

Groups, special events, or special trips that are not part of CARTS regularly scheduled routes must be approved on an individual basis. Due to Federal Charter Regulations, these special trips are very limited. These trips must be scheduled at least a week in advance. Call the CARTS Office for more information or to schedule these trips.

Contact Information

Office Hours

6:30am - 4pm, Monday - Friday (except holidays)

Ride reservations can be made 6:30am - 2:30pm, Monday through Friday

Reservations must be made by 2:30pm the previous business day. None made after 2:30pm.


Mailing: P.O. Box 2518
Physical: 1950 Beech Avenue SE
                  Cullman, AL 35056-1706


  • Call for rides: 256-734-1246
  • Fax: 256-736-6450