Frequently Asked Questions

How do I read the bus schedule?

Manhattan/Ogden and Junction City have fixed routes which operate on a set schedule and in set locations. Here is how to read the brochure: When the bus arrives On all brochures, the time the bus arrives is indicated as :XX. As an example from the graphic below, the first bus of the day would arrive at Walmart at 6:52 a.m. and arrive every hour around the :52 minute of the hour until the last bus heading that direction would arrive at Walmart at 5:52 p.m. The bus goes both directions so please pay attention to the arrows. In this example, the bus would arrive at :49 every hour at Walmart heading the opposite direction. Transfer Stops Please refer to the bus route map to view bus stops served by multiple bus routes. The transfer stops in this example are highlighted because they have benches, restroom facilites, and more.

How much does it cost to ride the bus?

The cost of riding the bus can vary depending on the ride! The most common fare is the One Day fare which allows you to ride any Fixed Route during one service day for $2.00. We recommend checking out our Fares page to learn more about the other fares!

Do U.S. Veterans qualify for any discounts or specials?

ATA Bus supports our Veterans and offers them the ability to apply for a Half Fare card to recieve 50% off the cost of their bus fare. Click here to learn more.

Can the bus take me directly to a specific a specific place like my house or the doctor?

Yes! If you qualify for our curb-to-curb service (Demand Response), you can schedule rides so that you can be picked up at your desired location and dropped off at your desired destination. For more information on this service, click here!

Do you offer services for citizens of Riley County that do not live in Manhattan?

Yes! We offer services to other parts of Riley County and Geary County! To learn more about what we provide to those areas, please click here!

Can children ride the bus?

Yes! Children of any age can ride the ATA Bus! There are some rules and requirements that must be met for children so please go to this page in order to have the safest and easiest ride!

Can my pet come on the bus?

For policy purposes, animals are considered either service animals or pets. Service animals will be transported with their owners without restriction or extra cost. Service animals must be supervised and the owner/handler must retain full control of the animal at all times. Owners/handlers are responsible for cleanup of any waste or litter caused by the service animal and are liable for any damages the animals cause.
Pets may be transported with their owners if the pets are secured in an enclosed container and if they can be fit into the schedule. Pets have the lowest priority for transportation. Pets requiring emergency veterinary assistance will not be transported. An ill service animal is treated as a pet in this respect: such animals are not performing their service function.

What if I leave something on the bus?  Is there a lost and found?

ATA Bus is not responsible for any lost personal items. Be sure to take all personal items with you when exiting the vehicle. If the driver recovers lost property from the vehicle it is stowed away in a locked room at the ATA Bus Facility located at 5815 Marlatt Ave, Manhattan, KS 66503. Call 785-537-6345 to check if your lost item was recovered. To retrieve lost property, please come to the facility during operating hours.

Where can I send a driver a compliment or make a complaint?

Use our online Feedback Form to send a complaint or compliment. Please include as many details as possible.

Is ATA Bus just for seniors or disabled individuals?

No, ATA Bus offers general public transportation for everyone in our service area through Fixed Routes and Paratransit service!

Contact Information

5815 Marlatt Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66503
(785) 537-6345