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Watertown Area Transit, Inc. is committed to offering transportation services in an equitable, accessible and affordable manner to all individuals regardless of race, sex or national origin including all special groups. Public Transportation offers mobility and independent living to the residents of the community.

Hours of Operation

Office Hours

Monday  through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Saturday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Bus Operation Hours

Monday through Friday 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Saturday 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM

All trips must be scheduled a day in advance by 3:00 p.m. by calling the office at
(605) 882-5287.

Buses run regardless of weather, unless the Department of Highway Safety alerts a “no travel advised” or dangerous summer weather is imminent.

A one-way fare cost, depending on the service area traveled, must be dropped into the fare box upon entry into the bus. Money or a token exchange must occur every time that the rider boards the bus by dropping the money or token into the fare box for the trip.

Watertown Area Transit, Inc. offers rides for various events such as employment, medical, education, nutrition, recreation and shopping. Rides are available to all persons; very young youth must be accompanied by a guardian.

Our software system can handle recurring appointments: if you have a trip every Tuesday, we can set that up. Or every weekday, or 3 days a week. And if you need to do a recurring schedule and something changes for a day, just call and let us know and we can make the adjustment.

Last call for “will-calls” is 15 minutes prior to the end of bus-runs (3:45 pm on Saturday and 5:45 pm Monday through Friday).

Most buses are wheelchair accessible. Watertown Area Transit is a Medicaid provider.