Transit Department


United We Ride
Veterans' Transportation Program
to provide service in highly rural areas.

PAT Administrative Offices
City Hall, Annex building
444 4th St/P.O. Box 1089
Port Arthur, TX 77641

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Paratransit Rider's Manual
 For information call (409)983-8794 or (409)983-8248


Limited English Proficiency Plan


Printable TITLE VI Complaint Form

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

EEO Statement

Disadvantage Business Enterprise (BDE) Policy

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Título VI

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Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA)

OEEE Declaracion

Title VI Complaint Form




The City of Port Arthur Transit Department or PAT as it is locally known, began operating in April 1978 and has since provided service to the citizens of Port Arthur located in Jefferson County. PAT was revived from a period when it was private and ineffective. Ultimately, city Administrators applied for grant funding from the United Metropolitan Transit Authority, now known as the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to form the current transit commuter system. PAT was designed to provide quality transportation in a responsible manner consistent with its financial resources and the diverse needs of the people. PAT acts responsibly to reduce pollutants that contribute to the deterioraton of the ozone layer. Port Arthur is one of only a few small cities (under 100,000 persons) that have a transit system. The City's transit service operates five days a week beginning at 6:15am until 6:15pm; the average fare is $1.50.

Reduced fare is available to senior citizens, Medicare card holders, persons with disabilities, full-time students, and children ages five(5) through twelve (12) years of age. Proof of age or disability must be provided upon request.

Special Transit Services: PAT offers a specialized door-to-door service for elderly and handicapped persons who are unable to use the route system. Call 983-8794 for information eligibility.

Safety In The Work Place: It is the policy of the Port Arthur Transit (PAT) to provide and maintain a safe and healthy working environment for its employees and to insure safe and dependable transportation for patrons. PAT has voluntarily adopted the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) as it?s minimum safety standard. Provisions of this act shall be incorporated into every aspect of PAT?s operations. For a complete summary of the Occupational Safety and Health Act refer to U SC title 29 chapter15.

Fare Information
Fares are exact change only; drivers are unable to provide change.
$1.00    Adults (ages 13-64)
.50    Senior Citizens( 65 years or older)
.50    Medicare Card Holders
.50    Persons with Disabilities
.50    Children (ages 5-12)
.50    Zone Transfers
.50    Route Transfers
Children under 5 years of age ride free when accompanied by a paying fare.
If you have any questions or need any more information about Port Arthur Transit, call 983-8767.

City Transit Division Contacts
Colleen Russell, Director of Transit
(409) 983-8138
Brad Coleman, Operations Superintendent
(409) 983-4304
Transit Manager
(409) 983-8793
June Aiken, Office Manager
(409) 983-8783
Debra Ambroise, Planner
(409) 983-8248
Austin Brown, Maintenance Supervisor
(409) 983-8776
Port Arthur Public Library, Bus Hub
4615 9th Avenue
(409) 983-8838

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PO Box 1089 | Port Arthur, TX 77641

444 4th St | Port Arthur, TX 77640

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