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City Hop With Route 490 Express

How do we connect Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, and Bentonville? The simple answer is the 490 Express Route! Let's break that down a little bit. This blog is focused on using infographics to help you navigate the public transportation system in the region efficiently. We believe that simple, easy-to-understand visuals can provide a more user-friendly experience for riders. So, let's dive in and get started on your journey to becoming a savvy public transit user in Northwest Arkansas.

How does the 490 Express route actually connect each city?

The 490 express route offers several convenient transportation options for individuals traveling within the Northwest Arkansas region. For those visiting, living, or in the Fayetteville zone, the on-demand service is available to transport them to the bus transfer point at the Northwest Arkansas mall. This transfer point serves as a central location for connecting to the 490 express route bus, which travels to various cities within the region.

Okay, now you've hopped off the bus in the city of your choice. What next? (gallery view)

Wait, what if I want to go to Rogers or Bentonville?

Let’s say you are a Fayetteville resident/visitor who wants to visit the Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville. In that case, you can utilize either the on-demand or fixed-route service to reach the NWA mall transfer point, where you can transfer to the 490 express route bus. Upon arrival at the NWACC stop in Bentonville, you can use the on-demand service to travel the remaining distance to the museum. The same system can be used for your return trip home.

Overall, the 490 express route and on-demand services offer a reliable and convenient transportation solution for individuals traveling within northwest Arkansas. Whether you need to get to work, school, or just explore the area, the fixed-route buses and on-demand transit zones are reliable and convenient options. So, next time you need a ride, consider using public transportation instead of driving your car. Not only will you be reducing your carbon footprint, but you'll also be supporting the community and making transportation more accessible for everyone. If you’d like to learn more about ORT, contact us by calling 479-756-5901 or visiting our website today. Download the "ORT On-Demand Transit" app today on the apple or google play stores!

Download the 490 Express route map here! (click the link below)

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