Public Transportation (SORTS)

SORTS provides for all transit needs such as rides to work, school, shopping, medical appointments, dining or just visiting friends. SORTS vehicles meet ADA requirements with Wheel Chair accessible vans and buses available in all areas of service. SORTS complies with all ADA requirements including operator assisted relay services for persons with hearing or speech impairments.

All our drivers are trained in safety, have background checks, pass random drug and alcohol testing, have clean driving records, and possess a valid CDL/and medical card with passenger endorsement. 

General hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. However, Sooner Ride and Work routes are scheduled outside our primary service hours including weekends and evenings.  Additional public transportation is also available outside traditional hours as required and all open to the public. 

Trips outside service area or beyond traditional service hours will include a fee of $1.35 per mile plus additional cost of $10.00 per hour if drive time exceeds one hour. An hourly cost may be used of $45.00 per hour or a combination of $1.35 per mile and/or $45.00 per hour depending on dead head miles and wait time.

SORTS History

ADA Policy

 

Services provided within city limits 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Please schedule rides 24 hours in advance if possible with a minimum of 1 hour notice.

Towns outside the city limits are served one day per week.

Sooner Ride and Work routes are scheduled outside primary service hours including weekends and evenings.  Additional public transportation is also available outside traditional hours as required and all open to the public.

SORTS provides transportation links to Interstate transportation carriers in all the counties we serve. Service link for the City of Coalgate will include transportation to and from Interstate carriers in Durant upon request.  Fees for such service will include a $25 per passenger charge.  Anyone wishing transportation to or from interstate carriers should call our office for availability and schedules at the numbers below.  Links to and from interstate carriers in Ardmore are also available and can be accessed by calling the number listed for your area. 

Fare Box Rates City County
Public $1.50 $3.00
Seniors $  .75 $3.00
Disabled $  .75 $3.00
Children Under 6 Free Free
6 yrs - 10 yrs $1.50 $2.00

 

All town fares are One-Way and all fares in the county are Round Trip.

For persons with hearing or speech impairments, contact the operator assisted relay at (cell) 711 or 1-800-722-3035.

Click a county below to view more information. 

Name Location Phone
Bryan County Durant 580-924-1177
Carter County Ardmore 580-226-5730
Coal County Coalgate 580-927-2381
Love County Marietta 580-276-3154

SORTS Contact Numbers

Public Transportation (SORTS)

Ardmore (580) 226-5730
Coalgate (580) 927-2381
Durant (580) 924-1177
Marietta (580) 276-3154

SORTS Holiday Schedule

SORTS buses will not operate on the following Holidays

• New Year's Day- Jan. 2

• Martin Luther King Day- Jan. 16

• President's Day- Feb. 20

• Memorial Day- May 29

• Independence Day- July 4

• Labor Day-September 4

• Columbus Day- Oct. 9

• Veteran's Day- Nov. 10

• Thanksgiving Day & the Day After- Nov. 23-24

• Christmas Eve & Christmas Day –             Dec. 22 & Dec. 25

Civil Rights

Southern Oklahoma Rural Transportation System (SORTS)

Notifying the Public of Rights Under Title VI

SORTS operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with SORTS.

For more information on SORTS' civil rights program, and the procedures to file a complaint, contact (580) 924-5331, email mroe@bigfive.org, or visit our administrative office at 1502 N. 1st Ave., Durant, OK  74701. 

A complainant may file a complaint directly with the Federal Transit Administration by filing a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights, Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE, Washington, DC  20590

If information is needed in another language, contact (580) 924-5331

Title VI

Title VI Complaint Procedure

Title VI Complaint Form

 

Title VI Physical Locations

Durant Office – 1502 N. 1st Ave.

Ardmore Office – 201 A Street SW

Coalgate Office – 210 N. Main Street

Marietta Office –  910 W. Main Street