About Bureau & Putnam Area Rural Transit
BPART is a demand response, curb-to-curb transportation service for Bureau and Putnam counties. In order to meet the needs of our riders, we ask that rides must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance and by noon the business day before a trip. Same day service may be available.
BPART is a partnership between Gateway Services in Princeton, St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley, Bureau County Senior Citizen's Association in Princeton, Putnam County Achievement Services in Standard, along with Bureau and Putnam County. Together BPART is able to provide services to its residents more efficiently and in a more cost effective manner.
BPART's fleet ranges in size from minivans to 14-passenger vans. All of the vehicles are accessible, having chair lifts and required safety restraints. They are always clean, comfortable and well maintained. Each of the vehicles meets or exceeds the State of Illinois’ requirements for safety, inspection and insurance.