How To Ride – TART

Service Alert:

  • Winter TART Connect Service will begin on December 10
  • Winter TART service will begin on December 16
  • Truckee T.A.R.T will be suspending night service to Northstar and Palisades Tahoe.  October 27th, will be the last service provided by Truckee to those sites until the start of our Winter Schedule scheduled for December 16th.
  • Face Covering Update: Until January 18, 2022. Masks will continue to be required on all TART buses and are available on board of vehicles for those that need them.
  • This Fall TART Connect offers night service on the North Shore.
    -Connections between Zone 1 and Zone 2 will be made at Dollar Hill.
    -Connections between Zone 2 and Zone 3 will be made at Stateline in Crystal Bay.
    -Connections between TART Connect on-demand night service and Truckee night service can be made at Palisades Tahoe & Northstar.


How To Ride

Trip Planning

With TART, you can plan your trip your way!

  • Use our homepage trip planner.
  • Check the system map. Select a route to view its timetable.
  • Download Transit on your smartphone. TART’s official app gets you real-time arrival estimates and step-by-step trip plans. You can also use Google Maps on your smartphone or computer. Just click on the transit icon.


  • TART services are FREE, just hop on the bus!
  • The seats closest to the front of the bus are reserved for elderly and disabled riders.


  • Food and drinks are prohibited.
  • Smoking is also not allowed on the bus.
  • Loud noises, such as music or loud cell phone conversations, are not permitted.
  • Animals, other than service animals, are not permitted on buses.
  • Carry-on parcels are limited to two per rider.


Get real time arrival estimates on our homepage by clicking “Arrivals” and choosing your route and stop.


  • Enter the bus through the rear door when possible. The front door will remain available to riders using mobility devices that require the use of a ramp.
  • Sit at least 6 feet from other passengers. 
  • Passengers are required to wear face coverings. 
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19, avoid exposing others and refrain from riding the bus. 


  • Sanitizing surfaces daily. 
  • Fogging buses every two days with a 72-hour disinfecting agent.  
  • Distribution of hand sanitizer, Kleenex, rubber gloves, sanitizing wipes/spray for employees. 
  • Utilize hand sanitizers in front and/or rear of buses.