New fare agreement to provide mobility for homeless in Arkansas

North Little Rock, Arkansas’ Rock Region METRO is launching a new fare agreement program with the Arkansas Homeless Coalition to provide transportation for individuals actively engaged in temporary and supported housing and vocational development programming.

The Transportation Alliance Project is a pilot fare agreement program that expands and diversifies the current fare agreement model METRO has with area academic institutions. Through TAP, the Arkansas Homeless Coalition will pay a flat monthly fee to METRO for a program total of 1,000 eligible riders on the METRO system. Riders will be vetted by the Coalition’s partner organizations participating in TAP and determined eligible for participation by the Coalition on a monthly basis, depending on individuals’ active participation in partner programs for temporary and supported housing and vocational development.