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The Transit Services Division (Nevada County Connects)

Nevada County Connects provides local and regional fixed-route bus service to the Cities, towns, and unincorporated areas of Western Nevada County, including Nevada City, Grass Valley, Penn Valley, Rough and Ready, Lake Wildwood, Alta Sierra, Lake of the Pines, and the regional hub at the Auburn Amtrak station.

Transit Services began in 1975 when the County of Nevada entered into a Joint Powers Agreement (JPA) between the cities of Grass Valley and Nevada City. The system began with only two routes serving Grass Valley and Nevada City. The system has subsequently grown over the years and now operates six routes throughout Western Nevada County.

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  1. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Policies
  2. Title VI

ADA Policy Statement

TSD operates public transit services in compliance with applicable regulations in the American’s With Disabilities Act, including Title II, as well as the Department of Transportation 49 CFR Parts 27 and 37.

It is the policy of the County of Nevada and the TSD that no qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of the County or be subject to discrimination by the County. In support of this policy, and as required by Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), TSD ensures that its service, programs, and activities comply with this policy and that all employees and affiliates consider, respect, and observe this policy. TSD is committed to providing public transportation in an environment that reflects an equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities and providing reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities as required and appropriate.

The County of Nevada Department of Public Works, Transit Services Division (TSD) operates the fully accessible fixed-route Nevada County Connects transit system in western Nevada County with service to the incorporated cities of Grass Valley, Nevada City and the unincorporated areas of Rough and Ready, Penn Valley, Lake Wildwood, Alta Sierra and other rural vicinities. There is also a limited stop regional commuter service to and from Grass Valley and the City of Auburn, CA. Fixed route service is provided Monday through Friday 6:00 am - 8:30 pm and Saturday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm. American’s With Disabilities Act (ADA) qualified complementary paratransit service is provided through a contractor with fully accessible service based on ride reservations directly to destinations requested within defined service areas.  This is an origin-to-destination/door-to-door service and does not include deviated route service. The service areas include the ADA corridor (3/4 of a mile on either side of fixed routes) and an additional 3/4 mile defined outlying service area that is served as resources allow. The complementary paratransit service operates the same days and hours as the fixed-route service. 

Nevada County Transit Services Division ADA Compliance Plan