HARTS Fare Program (Highland Area Rural Transportation System)
The HARTS Fare Program is an economical, self-pay option for those needing transportation who do not qualify for any of our grant-funded programs. It is intended for Highland County residents wishing to acquire transportation within Hillsboro or to Hillsboro from outside the city limits for the purpose of going to medical appointments, shopping, banking, beauty shop/haircuts, etc. There are currently four options offered under the Highland Area Transit System:
- $20 HARTS Fare Card - 10 one-way trips* for residents living within the Hillsboro city limits who are 55 years old and over
- $20 HARTS Fare Card - 5 one-way trips* for residents living within the Hillsboro city limits who are 54 years old and under
- $25 HARTS Fare Card - 5 one-way trips* for residents living within a 5-mile radius of the center of Hillsboro
- $35 HARTS Fare Card - 5 one-way trips* for residents living within a 10-mile radius of the center of Hillsboro (beginning January 2, 2019)
- Cost Per Mile (CPM charge) - residents living beyond a 10-mile radius or wanting to go somewhere other than Hillsboro. We will calculate a price for you based on our prevailing CPM charge
HARTS Fare transportation is provided Monday to Friday from 5:00am to 8:00pm. All trips must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. We do not provide same day trips.
Canceling your trip less than 3 hours prior to your pickup time will result in a No Show which will cost you a punch on your HARTS card. Please call us if you need to cancel your trip. Leave a voicemail message if you do not reach a dispatcher. Our Phone is (937)393-0585.
* one-way trip is defined as from one pickup point to one destination point
Ohio Mobility Management Program for Highland County
Mobility Management is the customer-centered approach to help identify and resolve the transportation needs for the residents of Highland County.
The focus is on serving the needs of older adults, those individuals with disabilities, low income residents and all who have unmet transportation needs. It includes private and public transportation, cycling, walking and other modes of mobility.
The Mobility Manager works together with Highland County residents to deliver the best transortation solutions for our community's needs.
The Highland County Mobility Mangement program funding is provided through ODOT grants and the local match of FRS Transportation, Inc.
Mobility Management Goals
- Increase understanding and awareness of community transportation needs
- Increase awareness of current community transportation options and programs
- Ensure that transportation considerations are included in local and regional planning activities
- Increase local capacity for transportation services
- Assist individuals with accessing all community transportation options