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We have over
45 years of transportation
in the rural areas

West River Transit is a public transportation system providing origin to destination bus service for all people in the rural area around Bismarck/Mandan. Our goal is to enhance the mobility and accessibility of all residents in the rural communities that West River Transit serves.


Our Team

3 women, 1 goal

Director Carol Anderson has been molding and building connections, between our services and riders for the past 33 years - and with the dedication of our staff and board, we are continuously finding ways to develop transit availability, for all our communities. We once started with only a team of two and a fleet of eight vehicles, to now a team of three and 22 operating vehicles. Our Admin Assistant I, Nancy Felix, has spent 7 years with WRT and is proud of the accommodations we enable, alongside the personal interactions made daily. Jolene Magnuson has been with us for 1 year and has established strong relationships with our customers and drivers, throughout all counties.

On behalf of WRT, we invite you to ride with us!


Our Drivers

WRT is a service in rural America that fills the needs of so many of our elderly population. Without our service, many would struggle to travel for their medical appointments and social events. I enjoy casual conversations with all our riders, and it makes me feel good that I can provide assistance. - Dave, driver 6 year

I have enjoyed serving the transportation needs of our customers, through WRT for the past 15 years. Through the appreciation of our rider's support, my hope is that this service will be available for many years into the future. - Rodney, driver 17 years

Our service is essential for young parents that are both working. We offer one-way or round trip services to get the preschooler to school and back safely to home or daycare. Did I mention that our services are affordable too? - Linda C., driver 3 years

"My journey started in 2010, driving for West River Transit. I drove for the local communities' senior needs, including dialysis patients, medical appointments, and shopping. Currently, I am transporting preschool kids to school, home, and daycares. The summer is busy with activities like tee-ball, softball, and other summer events. My time at WRT has been wonderful getting to know a wide range of people from years 4-90!
- Penny, driver 13 years. 


Our Hours

3750 East Rosser Ave.

Bismarck, ND 58501

Office/Dispatch Hours: 

Monday-Thursday 8:00-4:00 pm

Friday 8:00-12:00 pm


Phone: 1-701-224-1876

Toll Free: 1-888-682-5826

West River Transit Title VI and Non-Discrimination Statement

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance. Specifically, Title VI provides that "no person in the United States shall on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." (42 U.S.C. Section 2000d).

Title VI Contact: 701-224-1876

If you believe you have been discriminated against or to request additional information on our nondiscrimination obligations, please contact the West River Transit Director between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm Monday through Thursday or between 8 am and 12 pm Friday at 701-224-1876 or toll free 888-682-5826 or by mail at West River Transit 3750 East Rosser Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58501.

Persons with limited English proficiency may receive language assistance free of charge upon request. 

Title VI External Complaints of Discrimination Forms

Special Accommodations

WRT will consider every request for reasonable modification from individuals with disabilities. Language assistance for persons with limited English proficiency (LEP) is available free of charge. To request a reasonable modification or language assistance, contact our office at 701-224-1876, on our website at, or in writing at 3750 E. Rosser Ave, Bismarck, ND 58501.

Language assist links- or 


Service Complaints

West River Transit strives to provide professional, courteous service to riders. If a rider feels that the transportation services provided do not meet West River Transit standards, a Service Complaint Form can be filled out and submitted for review. If the complaint is due to a violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, please refer to the section, West River Transit Title VI and Non-Discrimination Statement, listed on this page. 

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