SPARTAN Public Transportation

 About Us

SPARTAN Transportation provides public transportation in the South Plains Rural Transit District, which is comprised of 17 Texas counties. Central SPARTAN administrative offices are located in Levelland. SPARTAN central office staff handles general management functions and operational services including: vehicle maintenance, dispatch, and scheduling. Satellite transportation Centers in the rural areas are located in the county seats and/or the largest city of each county.

SPARTAN employs around 50 full or part-time staff and we currently operate a fleet of 60 vehicles. Of these vehicles we operate Type III and Type II Cutaways, and Minivans which are all ADA accessible. 

Curb to curb service is the standard level of service. However, door-to-door service is available upon request for the elderly and individuals with disabilities.

SPARTAN provides demand response transportation using traditional DRS and modified versions of DRS services known as scheduled route service and commuter route service. These various DRS service options are available on designated days and times in specified counties of our rural transit district. Routes run Monday through Friday with more than 25 routes per day.

Scheduled route service is available for in-town and for out-of-town trips. Scheduled route service provides trips on shared-ride vehicles that have usual, customary travel paths; one town to another or from designated points in town to predetermined drop-off sites within the town. Scheduled route service defers from the traditional “fixed route” or “demand response” as these routes only run if a customer requests service. For operational purposes, such as scheduling and dispatch, we refer to these as such because they are available and provided on a regular basis and available only when passenger requests warrant running the route. Scheduled route service is not “fixed route service” because buses do not run all the time (Mon-Fri) and scheduled route service runs are altered (run later or earlier) to accommodate the specific passenger demand.

SPARTAN defines commuter service as the demand response service option that is available to passengers who have “standing reservations” to get to work or school. Typical customers of commuter service are those who use passes or whose fares are paid using a subscription rate rather than the standard fare. For example, persons who pay in advance for travel to go from one town to another to work are able to purchase passes which are good for one week, Monday-Friday. However, even with subscription rate service, the trip is not made unless a passenger is scheduled to travel.

Traditional demand response service is available to passengers who request pick-ups or drop-offs to sites that cannot be incorporated into the scheduled route or commuter service.

All passengers are requested to make reservations at least 24 hours in advance for all of these trip options. Reservations are honored, on a first call, first served basis based on availability of a driver and vehicle. The 24-hour advance service allows SPARTAN the option of removing permanent seats for additional wheelchair positions, transferring vehicles and drivers to meet customer needs, and to provide appropriate child safety seats if necessary. At the time the trip is requested and confirmed, passengers are given a pre-determined pick-up time. SPARTAN strives to realize passenger pick-ups within 15 minutes of the scheduled time.



411 Austin St.
Levelland, TX 79336

804 West American Blvd. 
Muleshoe, TX 79347

308 West Taylor 
Morton, TX 79346

224 South Berkshire
Crobsyton, TX 79322


126 East 5th
Spur, TX 79370

201 E. Lee
Floydada, TX 79235

South Highway 84
Post, TX 79356


1407 W 5th St
Plainview, TX 79072

900 12th Apt C-3
Littlefield, TX 79339

1629 Avenue J
Tahoka, TX 79373

809 Bailey
Matador, TX 79244

111 North Avenue D
Brownfield, TX 79316

Denver City
112 W. 2nd
Denver City, TX 79323