Public Transportation

The SC Public Transportation Community Connection is operated by the City of Smith Center, serving residents and guests to our community as well as county wide, traveling up to two hours away, Monday through Friday from 8am to 4pm.  This service is funded in part by the KDOT General Public Transportation Program and FTA. 

To schedule a ride:  City limits service-785-620-7526; County and extended area service (direct)-785-282-4248, to schedule for the County and extended service, call the offices at 785-282-3812.

Questions? Call 785-282-3812

Are you needing to run some errands?  The transportation vans are available to take you to the grocery store, post office, library, dining establishments, retail stores, school, medical appointments, visit a family member or friend....the destinations are almost endless, including anywhere within Smith County!

Cost:  City Van: $1 per one-way ride OR Discount Tickets can be purchased saving you $0.25 per ride; County Van:  $2.50 per one-way ride OR Discount Tickets can be purchased saving you $0.50 per ride; Outside of Smith County is charged at the County Van rate, donations accepted.  NOTICE:  The fares for rides over 60 miles one way will increase to $4 ($8 round trip) beginning July 1, 2021. See below for an opportunity to apply for transportation through this service at a reduced rate!  Tickets may be purchased from the driver or at the City Office and are available in increments of 10, 20, 30, and 40 rides.

CHECK THIS OUT!!  Ride Connect is a new program inspired by a private donation to give those eligible the opportunity to receive transportation at a reduced rate.  If you are interested in applying, the form is below; or request a form via email at; or call 785-282-3812. 


Public Transportation services are available to all.  No preference is given to riders based on income, age or disability.  Riders are served first come, first served.  Our vans are also wheelchair accessible.

SC Public Transportation is thrilled to have completed our expansion to better serve

individuals and businesses in our area. 




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