To provide affordable, accessible and connected transportation services that allow access to employment, education, healthcare, and commerce, and meeting the social needs of the communities within Palo Pinto and Parker Counties.
PTS was established in 1982 and began operating transit service in Palo Pinto County in 1983. In 2004, the PTS’ service area was expanded to include Parker County.
To date, the PTS service area is comprised of two counties in North Texas: Palo Pinto and Parker Counties. The two counties comprises of 1,896 square miles of primarily non-urbanized land area. The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (DFWA) is the closest urbanized area to PTS. In fact, the DFWA urbanized area includes portions Parker County on the eastern side including the city of Azle. PTS receives Section 5311 Grant Funding through the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) to serve the urbanized area of Parker County.
PTS Service Area Transit Attractors
- Medical-hospitals, clinics, dialysis centers, doctor’s offices, pharmacies, etc
- Senior Living Facilities-residences and centers for elderly persons
- Education-elementary, high schools, vocational schools, community colleges, etc
- Government-social services, public, and governmental agencies
- Restaurant, Retail, Lodging-grocery stores, retail shopping areas, etc
- Business Services-identifiable businesses
- Manufacturing-businesses engaged in any one of several types of manufacturing.