Fixed Route Service

The Twin Cities Area Transportation Authority (TCATA) provides fixed route service which follows a defined route, picking up and dropping off passengers at designated stops. Review the destinations and timetables on the bus schedule. It is recommended you arrive at the bus stop 5-10 minutes early to ensure you do not miss the bus.

Red and Blue Route Flyer Bus Schedule 

Fixed route service offers a significant cost savings over Dial a Ride curb-curb service - the fares are only $1 each way (50 cents for seniors, children, and persons with disabilities)!

As time and weather permits, passengers can ask the driver to be dropped off at a point between the scheduled bus stops.  To be picked up at a point in between the stops, you must call dispatch, to make your request.  There are a number of pre-approved locations that are considered “flex stops”  along the Blue and Red Routes.  Review the job search flyers below, stops are highlighted in green.  

Red Route

The Red Route makes a one-hour loop through Benton Harbor, St. Joseph, St. Joseph Township, and Stevensville. Hours for the Red Route Monday through Friday 6am to 10pm and Saturdays from 8am to 10pm.

Blue Route

The Blue Route,  also known as "The Special" or the "Line Haul" route,  makes a one-hour loop through Benton Harbor and the Benton Township (Fairplain) retail area.

The Blue Route runs twice an hour, servicing some locations four times an hour.

Request a Stop Option (Flex Service)

Time and weather permitting, passengers may have the option to be dropped off or picked up at a different point in between the bus stops. To be dropped off at a location in between stops, let the driver know the location you need to be dropped off at as you are boarding the bus. To be picked up at locations in between stops, you must call to request a pickup by dialing (269) 927-4461. Be sure to specify to the dispatcher which route you would like the pickup on. 

The flex stop service is only available, time permitting and may not be available during peak service times of the day. Please call dispatch in advance to arrange a flex stop pickup. Link to the job search flyer to review the flex stops that are highlighted in green.  

Searching for a job click below to see how you can take the fixed route bus to work!

Red and Blue Job Flyers Routes
Red Route            Blue Route


This page last updated on 4/4/2018.

Days/Hours of Operation

M-F 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
SAT 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.