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Bonnie Burgardt, Transportation Director
(620) 272-3626
bburgardt@finneycounty.org  or
mduncan@finneycounty.org
FINNEY COUNTY TRANSIT (FIT) operates Monday
through Friday from 6am - 7pm with all buses
returning to the Transit Center at 7pm. Lift buses with
state of the art 4-point tie down securement systems
are available to serve the general public, disabled and
elderly of Finney County. Whether you need
transportation for medical purposes, shopping, work,
volunteering, beauty shop, visiting a sick friend,
recreation, physical fitness or adult education to name
a few, we are here to ensure you get there safely and
on time. Our professional drivers are trained to
provide safe transportation and will assist with
wheelchair boarding/de-boarding and securement .
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For more information or reservation call:
(620) 272-3626
Click HERE to view the Mini Bus Para-transit Ridership Policies
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Click on an image below to view the detailed City Link Routes & Times in a separate window
CITY LINK
FIXED ROUTES
Funded in part by the CITY OF GARDEN CITY

COST TO RIDE EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008
Fares:
$1.00 - General Public (under 60)*

Monthly Pass (unlimited rides on all City Link Fixed Routes):   $30.00

$ .50  - Seniors (60+) & Disabled (with ADA Certification)
& Low Income (with Food Stamp verification letter)
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Students (show student ID to receive Half fare)

Discount Monthly Pass (unlimited rides on all City Link Fixed Routes):   $15.00

*Children 10 and under must be accompanied by someone 16 or older. Children between 11 and 16 must
provide a photo or student ID upon boarding bus to ride alone. Children age 5 and under ride free.
**To receive Senior, Disabled or Low Income Half Fare Discount, a completed
Half Fare Discount Application must be completed.

CLICK HERE to PRINT THE HALF-FARE APPLICATION
Click HERE to view the CITY LINK Ridership Policies
Passengers living within 3/4 of a mile of the City Link fixed routes
with physical, cognitive or visual disabilities and who are
functionally unable to independently use City Link fixed route
services are encouraged to contact the FIT office for an
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Paratransit application.  
Disability alone does not establish paratransit service eligibilty; the
decision is based SOLELY on the applicant's functional ability to
use the fixed route bus service. A medical professional must sign
the ADA application verifying disability. If approved due to inability
to use the fixed route service the ADA Paratransit card will enable
passengers to utilize the Mini Bus ADA Paratransit service, which
is
a scheduled in advance door to door service. To help
ensure your ride,passengers are encouraged to book their trips
24 hours in advance. If it is necessary to cancel a trip, please call
dispatch as early as possible to avoid being charged a No-Show.
MINI BUS PARATRANSIT SERVICE
Funded in part by FINNEY COUNTY COMMITTEE ON AGING, INC.
Scheduled ONE DAY in Advance

COST TO RIDE EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008
Fares:
$1.00 - Disabled (with ADA Certification)
within Garden City's city limits.

$2.00 - Beyond Garden City's city limits.

Paratransit Monthly Pass (unlimited rides on all Mini Buses within city limits):   $40.00

Notice: Only passengers with completed, signed ADA applications
on file at the FIT Center will be allowed to ride the Mini Bus Paratransit.

To download the ADA Paratransit application, CLICK HERE for PART A and
CLICK HERE for PART B. Print, complete, sign and have your doctor sign complete
and sign Part B and submit both to the FIT office to obtain your ADA certification.
CITY LINK
Designed with the community in mind, City Link offers an affordable, reliable and convenient form of public
transportation providing citizens of any age access to the entire city as well  as a number of specified
destinations outside the city limits. Drivers can provide only limited wheelchair lift assistance to passengers
utilizing City Link. Brochures containing route maps, stop times and general information that is helpful to
passengers are available throughout the community. We encourage passengers to arrive at the designated bus
stops 10 minutes early to ensure you do not miss the bus.
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Click HERE to download a printable version
of the CITY LINK BROCHURE
in PDF format.
(click HERE for the Spanish version)
All fares are per person per one-way trip and must be paid upon boarding. Exact fares must be
paid in cash, with a FIT punch card, FIT token(s) or Monthly Pass. No change is given. Present
Paratransit/Half Fare card, and picture ID or Medicare Card upon boarding for discount. Have
your cards readily available prior to bus arrival to expedite boarding. FIT cards, passes and
tokens may be purchased at the FIT Office.
Passengers must present picture ID with Monthly Pass, or Half-fare card upon boarding. Monthly
Passes are good only for the person they were issued to. Passes are not transferable to another
person. No refunds or replacements. Please have your cards readily available prior to bus arrival
to expedite boarding.

Transfer tickets are available from the drivers to allow transfer to another route to reach your final
destination. Transfer is free, but must be used within one hour of issuance. It may not be used as
a return ticket on the route from which it is issued.
You will need Acrobat Reader to open this printable
brochure. If you do not have Adobe Reader, you
can download a free version by following this link:
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The Transit System of the Year for 2008 was
awarded by the Kansas Public Transit Association.
The Rural Transit Excellence Award For The
Largest Increase In Ridership Of Rural Transit
Providers With Less Than 10 Vehicles was
awarded by the Federal Transit Administration.
The 2008 Willie M. Murry Award was presented
by Kansas Public Transit for extraordinary
dedication and contributions to public transit.
Finney County Transit
provided 85,420 rides in 2013
on the City Link and the Mini
Bus. This compares to 83,977
rides in 2012, 77,177 rides
provided in 2011, 71,011 rides
provided in 2010, 60,915
rides provided in 2009,
43,868 rides provided in 2008,
and 13,210 in 2006 prior
to City Link implementation
on September 6, 2007.

Thank you
for your patronage!  
1008 North 11th Street
MINI BUS PARATRANSIT SERVICE
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Civil Rights Information: Page One & Page Two can be
downloaded by clicking the link.
Please help us better serve you by notifying the dispatcher if you have a visual, hearing or special mobility need or if
you just need a steady arm to assist you to and from the bus. Drivers may assist with carrying groceries from the bus to
your door.  We ask all passengers to be ready 15 minutes ahead of their scheduled pick up time, in order for us to
transport. Due to scheduling demands, we are only able to wait 5 minutes for passenger boarding. Mobility disabled
persons are responsible for either a ramp or someone other than the bus driver to get in and out of their homes, doctor's
office, etc. where steps are present. Drivers are not allowed to move wheelchairs up or down steps.
Funded in part by FINNEY COUNTY COMMITTEE ON AGING, INC.
Scheduled ONE DAY in Advance

COST TO RIDE EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008
Fares:

County Fares:
  •        within 5 miles driving distance of city limits - $2.00
  •        within 10 miles - $3.00
  •        within 15 miles - $4.00
  •        within 20 miles - $5.00
  •        within 25 miles - $6.00

  •        Add $1.00 for each additional 5 miles driving distance from edge of city limits.
DEMAND RESPONSE SERVICE
Finney County Transit (FIT) Demand Response bus service is available to the elderly, disabled and general
public in Finney County who reside at least 3/4 mile beyond City Link fixed route area outside Garden City's
city limits on a first come first serve basis. Passengers are asked to schedule their ride 24 hours in
advance and must call by 6:30 pm to be picked up for their return ride or early enough to allow the driver to
return to the FIT center by 7:00 pm. Please help us better serve you by notifying the dispatcher if you have a
visual, hearing or special mobility need or if you just need a steady arm to assist you to and from the bus.
Drivers may assist elderly or disabled passengers with carrying groceries from the bus to your door. We ask all
passengers to be ready 15 minutes ahead of their scheduled pick up time, in order for us to transport. Due to
scheduling demands, we are only able to wait 5 minutes for passenger boarding. Mobility disabled persons are
responsible for either a ramp or someone other than the bus driver to get in and out of their homes, doctor's
office, etc. where steps are present. Drivers are not allowed to move wheelchairs up or down steps.
All fares are per person per one-way trip and must be paid upon boarding. Exact fares must be
paid in cash, with a FIT punch card, FIT token(s) or Monthly Pass. No change is given. Present
Paratransit/Half Fare card, and picture ID or Medicare Card upon boarding for discount. Have
your cards readily available prior to bus arrival to expedite boarding. FIT cards, passes and
tokens may be purchased at the FIT Office.
Click HERE to view the FINNEY COUNTY TRANSIT DEMAND
RESPONSE Ridership Policies
Finney County Transit projects receive Federal Transit Administration and Kansas
Department of Transportation Section 5311 Grant Capital and Operating Funds.
Federal Transit Administration 2009 Award for
Success in Enhancing Ridership for Under 50,000
Population Category in recognition for excellent
ridership gains and broad transferability of ridership
initiatives to other transit agencies.
City Link buses now equipped with bike racks. Bicycles transported at no extra charge.
2009 Federal Transit Administration Region
VII for the Highest Percentage Increase in
Ridership (113.15%) for FY 2008-2009.
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ADMINISTRATION
Bonnie Burgardt
Director
Marcy Duncan
Assist. Director
Bobbie Mooney
Regional Dir.
DISPATCHERS
Nancy
Rita
Claudia
Patty
Jennie
Mechanic
Curt
DRIVERS
Everett
Tommie
Tony
Jimmy
Jerry
Sonnie
Rodney
Lester
Jeff
Doyle
Mel
Lanny
Bill
John
Paul
Dick
Effective March 26, 2013, Finney
County Transit began providing
transportation to the Garden City
Regional Airport seven days a
week through a partnership with
the Clarion Inn to use their van for
weekend services.
Make your
booking early for pick up and drop
off at your home or hotel by calling
272-3626 or stop by Finney County
Transit office at 1008 N. 11th Street.
Fare is $5/person.
Kristen
Eddie
Stan
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CLICK HERE to view: Notifying the Public of Rights Under Title VI
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FIT is the ticket agent for the Beeline Bus that
leaves from the FIT office twice daily with
connections to the national
Greyhound Busline
and Amtrack to hundreds of destinations.