Frequently Asked Questions

What is SETHRA Public Transit?

The curb-to-curb rural public transportation service of the Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency. The service is provided by regular and lift equipped vehicles in 9 Southeast Tennessee Counties. SETHRA Public Transit is a public, not-for-profit agency.

Who can ride?

Anyone can ride. Service is open to the general public on a first come, first serve basis. Those riders who do not meet our
Rider Eligibility Requirements will require an escort or personal care attendant (PCA), these attendants are not charged a fare. SETHRA does not supply attendants. To assist with meeting the needs of our clients, SETHRA’s fleet is over 80% accessible or ramp/lift equipped.

How can I schedule a ride?

Please call your local SETHRA office to schedule rides. Rides are scheduled first come, first served as schedule permits. We request a 24-hour notice for in-county trips and a 72-hour notice for out-of-county trips. Making advance reservations is necessary so we can accommodate as many requests as possible.

What is the schedule?

SETHRA Public Transit operates curb-to-curb rural public transportation; we do not operate any fixed route services. SETHRA schedules change daily; please call the local county office for any schedule information. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; operating hours are Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Please be ready to go, our Drivers can only wait 5 minutes due to scheduled route.

What other programs or services does The Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency offer?

Top learn more about SETHRA and the services it offers, please visit the agency website at

Are you selling any vehicles?

Occasionally we do auction off our vehicles that have met their useful life for the agency. When this happens we use an online auction site . You can sign up in the Bus Auction section of the website to receive an email when we do have items up for auction.