City of Ottawa is the Grantee for North Central Area Transit, and is one of two providers including Illinois Valley Community Hospital. The program is funded through the Federal Transportation Administration 5311 Program and the State of Illinois Downstate Operating Assistance Program. North Central Area Transit relies on local matching dollars to fulfill the Grant requirements. Local match components can be generated through agencies partnerships as well as individual donations. If your agency is interested in a service contract for your clients, please contact the Transit Manager at 815-433-0161 ext 155.
It is the policy of the North Central Area Transit system to provide transportation in a safe and timely manner for ALL transit riders. The information on this site is made available to all passengers regarding policies and operations of the transit system. The guidelines are designed to clarify the duties and responsibilities of the passengers, the drivers, and other transit employees. They are in place to promote safety, efficiency, effectiveness, and understanding of the parameters and limitations of the NCAT Transit System.