Piedmont Area Regional Transit (PART)
The Piedmont Area Regional Transit system, or PART, began carrying passengers on January 5, 2009. The routes have been updated, fares have been lowered, and an additional bus has been added to the system (see link below for updated map and routes effective May 1, 2017).
The service operates Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. A fare of $0.50 per trip is charged and must be paid before boarding the bus. Exact change is required. Children under the age of 6 years old, accompanied by an adult, ride at no charge.
PART is following a fixed route system through parts of the City of Martinsville and Henry County. Routes are served by three 14-passenger handicapped accessible buses. Designated stops are located at high-traffic retail areas, industrial parks, college campuses, medical facilities, and government offices.
Individuals who are ADA-certified may request the van to deviate off its route to make pick-ups and drop-offs, with 24-hour advance notice. This distance of deviation may not exceed 3/4 of a mile off the fixed route.
The system is managed by RADAR of Roanoke, a non-profit organization that has organized and maintained both public and private human service transportation for more than 25 years.
For more information, please contact the following:
- Leon Towarnicki, City of Martinsville's City Manager
- Lee Clark, Henry County's Director of Planning, Zoning and Inspection
- Curtis Andrews, RADAR
Phone: 800-964-5707, ext. 102
All three buses converge in the Wal-Mart parking lot the bottom of each hour, allowing riders to change buses.