BRAD Public Transportation
In 1975, BRAD started a Public Transportation Program to provide bus service to the public in Clay, Lawrence and Randolph Counties. This program received National Model Project recognition. BRAD Public Transit currently operates five days a week in Pocahontas, Walnut Ridge and Hoxie. Transit serves all ages ranging from children to senior citizens. There are no income guidelines and all of the buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts.
Participants are picked up at their door and taken wherever they would like to go within the city limits. Public Transit also makes seven scheduled trips into the three county area monthly picking up participants in outlying areas and providing them transportation to the larger towns for shopping, doctor appointments, etc. The program also schedules day trips several times a month with area nursing homes to enable the residents to leave the facility for a few hours.