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Lee-Russell Public Transit (LRPT)

334.749.9092 or 877.743.3739

LEE-RUSSELL PUBLIC TRANSIT (Formerly LETA) ANNOUNCES
SERVICE AND FARE IN LEE AND RUSSELL COUNTIES

Since September 29, 2008, Lee-Russell Public Transit (LRPT), formerly LETA, has offered Dial-a-Ride services in Lee and Russell County.  

WHAT IS DIAL-A-RIDE?

Dial-A-Ride is the demand response service offered by Lee-Russell Public Transit (LRPT).   This service is provided on a first-come, first-served, space availble basis.  The number of trips that are available each day will be based on designated time slots.  It is open to all general public who live in Lee and Russell Counties.  IF YOU WILL BE HAVING ANY CHILDREN RIDING WITH YOU, YOU MUST PROVIDE A CAR SEAT IN ORDER TO RIDE.

20 lbs or less - Rear facing car seat

20lbs-40lbs - Front facing car seat

Booster seats are required until the child is six years of age

TYPE OF SERVICE:  LRPT provides curb-to-curb service only.  It is up to the passenger to make arrangements if assistance is needed from their door to the curb.  The driver is NOT allowed to enter the home, garage or office building where the passenger is picked up or dropped off.  The driver cannot go beyond the curb where the bus is parked.   The driver can assist the passenger into vehicle from the curb if needed.

ELIGIBILITY:  The Dial-A-Ride service is open to all general public who live in Lee and Russell CountiesANYONE CAN USE THIS SERVICE.  IT DOES NOT REQUIRE CERTIFICATION FROM A PHYSICIAN.    Individuals under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (over 18 years of age); exceptions must be approved by Transit Director only.

SCHEDULING HOURS/DAYS:   Passengers may schedule a trip on Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM CT.   If you need a ride, call us at 334-749-9092 or 877-743-3739.

ADVANCED SCHEDULING:   You may schedule up to two (2) weeks in advance, but must schedule at least one (1) business day prior to your transit needs.

ROUTINE TRIP SERVICEIf a customer schedules repetitive trips on a routine and regular basis, (i.e. going to school, work, dialysis appointments, etc., traveling to and from the same destinations each time) routine trip service may be requested.   With routine trip service, you may call once to initiate a recurring ride.  However, you must call within the scheduling time listed on the previous page.   LRPT will schedule the ride on a continuing basis until the request is terminated, changed, or the cancellations and/or “no-shows” become excessive.   Routine trip service termination due to excessive cancellations or “no-shows” may result in a loss of routine trip privileges.  The passenger will also be required to pay for missed trips.

FARES:

  • Fares are based on the service utilized and the distance traveled. See links below.
  • Children under 5 years of age are free with paying passenger.  More than 2 children require payment of fare per child exceeding the allowed limit.
  • Passengers MUST pay fares prior to boarding the vehicle for each trip.  Passengers can not pay in advance for future trips.
  • Passengers MUST have exact change when boarding the vehicle or they WILL NOT be permitted to ride.  We do not accept pennies.  NO checks, debit, or credit cards will be accepted.
  • Fare cards will be sold by drivers and the Transit Office based on request from passengers. 

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS:  New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Columbus’ Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.  Additional holiday closings may be added and announced through various forms of media.

TYPES OF DIAL-A-RIDE
SERVICES OFFERED

Lee-Russell Public Transit (LRPT) will offer three types of Dial-a-Ride services to three different designated areas in Lee and Russell County.   Each service is described below in more detail.  

1.   AUBURN-OPELIKA CONNECTION

Below is a description of the Auburn-Opelika Connection route:

SERVICE AREA:  All of Lee and Russell Counties. For a map of the service area and fare zones, please see the link below.This service will pick you up at the curb in front of your home or other location and transport you to your designated stop in Auburn or Opelika.   You must call the LRPT office to schedule this ride. Rides are on a space available basis, so not all times are available in all areas. Please call the office at 334-749-9092 or 1-877-743-3739 for more details.

SERVICE HOURS:  6:00 AM – 6:00 PM CT.  The last pick-up is at 5:30 PM.

SERVICE DAYSMonday through Friday except listed holidays.

FARES (see link below for each fare zone):

Location

Fare (One-Way Trip)

Zone 1 (up to 5 mile radius of Auburn and Opelika City Hall)* $2.00
Zone 2 (up to 10 miles radius of Auburn and Opelika City Hall) $3.00
Zone 3 (up to 15 mile radius of Auburn and Opelika City Hall) $4.00
Zone 4 (up to 20 mile radius of Auburn and Opelika City Hall) $5.00
Zone 5 (over 20 miles from Auburn and Opelika City Hall) $6.00
      *(Zone 1 Only)
    • $1.00 for Senior Citizens (60 and older) with an LRCOG Senior I.D. Card.   LRCOG can make a Senior I.D. for a one-time charge of $3.00.  You will need to call our office to schedule an appointment.  Please bring proof of age and/or a valid picture I.D to be eligible for the I.D.
    • Auburn University Students, Staff, and Faculty ride FREE with a valid Auburn University I.D.  
    • Children under 5 years of age are free with paying passenger.  More than 2 children require payment of the general fare per child exceeding the allowed limit.
  • We do not provide credits or refunds.
  • See link below for the fare zone for this service.

FARE CARD TICKET: You can buy a fare card ticket allowing 10 one-way trips at a 25% discount.

    Location Cost of Fare Card Ticket
    Zone 1 $15.00
    Zone 2 $22.50
    Zone 3 $30.00
    Zone 4 $37.50
    Zone 5 $45.00
  • We do not provide credits or refunds.

 

MEDICAL WILL CALLS:  For MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS ONLY, will calls will be allowed for return trips.  When a rider schedules a pickup to a doctor’s office, hospital, or other medical appointment, the passenger has the option to not schedule a return trip time.  Instead, the passenger will call the LRPT office when he or she is finished and a driver will be sent to pick the passenger up as soon as a driver is available.  This way, passengers will not get left because their doctor’s appointment ran longer than expected.  However, if a return trip time is scheduled and a passenger is not ready to board within 5 minutes after the driver arrives, the passenger will have to find another ride to their next destination.

2.  PHENIX CITY CONNECTION

Below is a description of the Phenix City Connection route:

SERVICE AREA: All of Lee and Russell Counties, outside the City Limits of Phenix City. This service will pick you up at the curb in front of your home or other location and transport you to your designated stop in the City of Phenix City. You must call the LRPT office to schedule this ride.  **Phenix City Express provides bus service inside Phenix City.

SERVICE HOURS: 

  • 6:00 a.m. CST - 6:00 p.m. CST
  • Rides are scheduled according to when a bus is available. Not all times are available in all areas. Please call the office at 334-749-9092 or 1-877-743-3739 for more details.

FARES (See link below for each fare zone):


Location

Fare  (One-Way Trip)

Zone 1 (up to 5 miles from Courthouse except inside the city limits of Phenix City)

$2.00

Zone 2 (up to 10 miles from Courthouse)

$3.00

Zone 3 (up to 15 miles from Courthouse)

$4.00

Zone 4 (up to 20 miles from Courthouse)

$5.00

Zone 5 (over 20 miles from Courthouse)

$6.00

  • We do not provide credits or refunds.

FARE CARD TICKET: You can buy a fare card ticket allowing 10 one-way trips at a 25% discount.


Location

Cost of Fare Card Ticket

Zone 1

$15.00

Zone 2

$22.50

Zone 3

$30.00

Zone 4

$37.50

Zone 5

$45.00

  • We do not provide credits or refunds.

 

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PDF Documents:

LRPT Passenger Guide

Phenix City Connection Fare Zones

Auburn-Opelika Connection Fare Zones

Lee-Russell Council of Governments
2207 Gateway Drive Opelika, AL 36801-6834
Phone: (334) 749-5264 Fax: (334) 749-6582
1-800-243-5463 (1-800-AGELINE)