Panhandle Community Services (PCS) is a rural transit district authorized by Texas Transportation Code Chapter 458 and therefore receives state funding for rural transit services. PCS, through its transportation program, Panhandle Transit, serves rural areas of Potter and Randall Counties and all of Armstrong, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Collingsworth, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Donley, Gray, Hall, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, and Wheeler Counties. The Amarillo urbanized area (UZA) in Potter and Randall Counties is served by Amarillo City Transit.
Panhandle Transit operates demand-response service for the general public in the 26-county region through 10 regional offices. Each office has a designated service area. In addition, Panhandle Transit subcontracts with LogistiCare Solutions to provide non-emergency medical transportation for the region and coordinates with governmental agencies (such as health and human services) and non-profit organizations (such as senior centers) for regional transit mobility.
Greyhound and TNM&O Coaches operate private intercity bus service throughout the region. Panhandle Transit can make connections to their services at multiple locations.
The governing body of Panhandle Transit is the 21-member Panhandle Community Services Board of Directors. One-third of the members are from the public sector, one-third are economically disadvantaged persons or persons chosen to represent the economically disadvantaged, and one-third are representatives from the private sector.
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