Bus routes have been carefully designed to serve medical facilities, retail areas, and congregate housing. The city buses also serve neighborhoods as much as possible, particularly those that have a high concentration of elderly or disabled residents.
Learn more about how to ride public transit.
Handicap Accessible Buses
All 22 city buses in the Eau Claire Transit fleet are handicap accessible. They kneel close to the ground so they are level with the curb and are low-floored with no steps to negotiate. All buses also have a wheelchair ramp can accommodate two wheelchairs or scooters.
Watch a video about ECT's special services.
All buses feature bike racks that accommodate two bicycles. There is no additional cost to use the rack; simply inform the driver that you have a bike.
Watch a video on how to use the bike racks.
One Time Fares (Purchased on the Bus)
$1.25 K-12 Students
$3.75 Day Pass
*NEW* Single-Use Tickets (formerly tokens)
Book of 3 tickets for $4
Monthly Passes *Must Purchase Voucher*
Purchase your voucher from one of these outlets:
Festival Foods - Mall Dr
Festival Foods - Birch St
Festival Foods - Westridge Center
City Hall- 203 S Farwell St
LE Phillips Public Library- 400 Eau Claire St
Transit Office- 910 Forest St
Student Passes *Must Purchase Voucher*
$50 K-12 Student Semester Pass
$35 K-12 Student Summer Pass
College Passes (CVTC passes must be purchased at CVTC)
$70 CVTC Student Semester Pass
$50 CVTC Student Summer Pass
UWEC Faculty and Students Ride FREE with Current ID
Pre-school children, when accompanied by an adult, ride free. Two children per adult may ride free. (Accompanying adults must pay full fare).
To qualify for the reduced fare you must present one of the following:
Proof of being 65 years old or older
Reduced Fare Card
Paratransit provides door-to-door service, utilizing a fleet of lift-equipped passenger vans for passengers with disabilities that prevent them from accessing or navigating the city bus.
To qualify for paratransit services, you must complete an application process to prove you need the service. Just because you are not familiar with the bus routes does not qualify you; neither does simply being disabled. Many disabled people ride the city buses every day. Each bus in the transit fleet is handicap accessible.