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Demand Response/Paratransit

Apart from scheduled fixed route services, we also offer origin to destination "demand-response" general public transportation. We schedule vehicles and drivers today to meet the demand for rides tomorrow.


Individuals who qualify as disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and those who are 60 years or older, who are not able to use the fixed route services must complete and submit the appropriate application and be deemed eligible before being able to use the Demand Response service. For more information regarding eligibility, please contact ATA Bus at (785) 537-6345.

Contact Information

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

Toll Free: (877) 551-6345

  • Paying in Cash/Change
    Single trip fares can be purchased from the driver for exact cash/change only at the time of boarding. Checks are not accepted for single trip fare. Fares will be deposited into the fare box or collected by the driver prior to departure. The driver will not make change.
  • Transfers
    Transfers are free! Riders must ask/notify the driver for a transfer when boarding if they plan to transfer buses.
  • Where to Buy Bus Passes?
    30-Day Passes Sold Here Manhattan: Dillons West Dillons East HyVee Manhattan City Hall Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Junction City Dillons 1-, 3-, & 5-Day Passes Sold Here Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Demand Response Twelve (12) Trip Pass Manhattan City Hall All pass options are available for purchase at the ATA Bus Facility, Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Only Cash and Check are accepted.
  • Seniors
    Seniors 60 years and older are eligible for our Demand Response Service and Half Fare on our fixed route service. Seniors interested in utilizing these benefits should visit the page linked below to learn more about applying. Paratransit - Demand Response Service Half Fare - Fixed Route Half Fare
  • Youth
    Any person between the ages of 7 and 17 can receive their Fixed Route Fare for half of the price. Please present an ID if possible. Children age six (6) and under ride free on Fixed Routes. Children age ten (10) and under ride free on Demand Response. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult for both fixed routes and demand response. For more information about youth riding with ATA Bus, please click the link below! Kids Corner
  • K-State Students, Faculty, and Staff
    Kansas State University students, faculty, and staff are eligible for free, unlimited rides on-campus only. Students and staff must show their University Issued ID when boarding the bus in order to ride free on-campus, but must pay the bus fare while riding off campus, including fixed routes and demand response. Head to the link below for more information. FHATA / KSU Partnership
  • MATC Students, Faculty, and Staff
    Manhattan Area Technical College students, faculty, and staff are eligible for free rides. Students and staff must show their College Issued ID when boarding the bus in order to ride free.
  • USD 475
    Junction City High School USD 475 and Junction City Middle School USD 475 students can ride all Junction City Fixed Routes for free, year round. To ride, students must show their JCHS/JCMS issued ID when boarding the bus.
  • Veterans
    We thank our Veterans for their service. If you are a Veteran, you qualify for Half Fare on ATA Bus Fixed Routes. Please go to the link below to apply. Half Fare - Fixed Route Half Fare
  • Gramercy
    Gramercy residents can ride all Manhattan Fixed Routes for free. To ride, residents must show their Gramercy issued ID when boarding the bus.



If applying due to age (60+), you only need to download and submit Part A. 

If applying due to ADA, you need to download and submit both Part A and Part B.



Applications can be mailed to:

Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency

Attn: ADA Application

5815 Marlatt Avenue 

Manhattan, KS 66503 


Applications can also be emailed to

If sending ADA paperwork via email, please follow the appropriate formatting to ensure your email is validated as safe:


ATA Bus 2024 ADA/Half Fare Paperwork – Last Name, First Name



My name is _____ _______ and I am sending this email to apply for the curb-to-curb/half fare service with Flint Hills ATA Bus 2024.

You can also view the requirements by clicking the button below:

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