BRAD Public Transit runs daily within the city limits of Pocahontas, Walnut Ridge, Hoxie and Corning. 

Our hours for the city routes are

Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

We are closed on State and Federal Holidays

Who can Ride?

EVERYONE! There are no income guidelines. All of our busses are wheel-chair accessible. Under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

How much does it cost?

The charge for the city routes is $2.00 per one-way trip. BRAD gives a half price discount of $1.00

How do I call the bus?

For the Pocahontas city route you need to call (870) 892-4547. You will get a recording. When the recording starts just dial zero (0) and you will get our receptionist. Give her your name, address and where you want to go.

For Walnut Ridge / Hoxie city routes (870) 886-5461. When the receptionist answers give her your name, address and where you want to go.

For Corning city routes call 1-888-7234640.

When you are ready to return  home or go somewhere else call the receptionist again and tell her where you are and where you want to go.

If you have an appointment to go to we ask that you call one (1) hour before you need to be there and tell the receptionist that you have an appointment. We cannot get you there on time unless you do so.

You need to be ready when you call- the bus may only be a few minutes away and can get you immediately.

If schools are closed in your area due to bad road conditions, the Public Transit will also be closed.

County Routes

BRAD Public Transit also serves people outside the city limits with regularly scheduled monthly trips in Randolph, Clay and Lawrence Counties.

Presently we offer services from:

  • Hamil, Warm Springs, and Maynard to Pocahontas
  • Piggot to Paragould
  • Pocahontas and Walnut Ridge to Jonesboro
  • Pocahontas and Walnut ridge to Paragould
  • Biggers, Reyno, Datto, Corning, Knobel, and Peach Orchard to Jonesboro
  • Piggot to Jonesboro
  • Pocahontas, Walnut Ridge, Portia, Black Rock, Lynn and Strawberry to Batesville
  • Walnut Ridge to Pocahontas and O’Kean

Who can ride?

EVERYONE! There are no income guidelines and no age limits. All busses are wheelchair accessible.

How much does it cost?

The charge for one of the county trips ranges between $3.00 and $5.00. THe charge depends on the number of riders. ( On county routes passengers may get off and on multiple times with no additional charge)

How do I know the dates the trips are scheduled?

For all information regarding the BRAD Public Transit bus system call, in Pocahontas area – 892-4547, in the Walnut Ridge area – 886-4493, or if these are long distance calls you may call free -1-888-723-4640. A recording will answer the phone. When the recording starts press zero (0) and the receptionist will answer. She can give you any information regarding dates and can reserve your seat on the bus.

If you would like to receive a monthly calendar with the dates the trips are scheduled for, give the receptionist your name and address and tell her you would like a calendar.

How do I schedule a ride?

If you would like to go on one of our county trips just call one of the numbers listed above and tell the receptionist which trip you would like to go on and give her your name, address and phone number. 

Rules for County Bus

  • Our driver will leave Pocahontas at 8:00 a.m. to begin picking up passengers. You must be ready to go when the arrive to pick you up.
  • All appointments must be scheduled between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. ( if you have an appointment, tell the receptionist when you call)
  • The driver will take you wherever you need to go within the city limits of the destination town. 
  • Our busses hold 14  people. The 14 who get to go will be the first 14 who call in and put their names on the list. We recommend you call several days ahead of time.
  • If your name is on the list to go, you don’t go and don’t call to cancel you still owe Public Transit the fare for the trip. If Public Transit cancels the trip you will now owe anything. 

The Arkansas state highway and Transportation Department complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other federal equal opportunity laws and therefore does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color , age, national origin, religion or disability in admission or access to and treatment in Department programs and activities, as well as the Departments hiring or employment practices. Complaints of alleged discrimination and inquiries regarding the Department’s nondiscrimination policies may be directed to James B. Moore, Jr., Section Head- EEO/DBE (AD A, 504/Title VI Coordinator), P.O.Box 2261, Little Rock, Ar 72203, 501-569-2298, (Voice/TTY 711), or the following email address: .

Contact Information


Pam Penn: Program Director
1403 Hospital Drive
Pocahontas, AR 72455
(870) 892-4547 ext 261
E-Mail Pam Penn

Libby Watson: Administrative Secretary
1403 Hospital Drive
Pocahontas, AR 72455
(870) 892-4547 ext 291
E-Mail Libby Watson