Fostering independence by providing mobility options

Our mission is to provide coordinated transportation services for all citizens of the Hutchinson County area.



Call 605-692-2222 (or toll free at 855-962-9120) to schedule a ride!

Freeman Community Transit operates under the management of Brookings Area Transit Authority (BATA) in Brookings, SD. We are pleased to offer transportation services to anyone within the greater Hutchinson County Area that includes, Freeman, Menno, Bridgewater, and communities areas around the area. Youth, the general public, elderly, and passengers with disabilities request our service for a variety of transportation needs.

Our passengers schedule rides to work, school, medical appointments, shopping trips and more! Common destinations include Sioux Falls, Yankton, and Mitchell. Please call our dispatch office between 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. at (605) 692-2222 and schedule your ride today!

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"Dog Days of summer" youth bus passes

Online registration AVAILABLE HERE.


Freeman City Limits $1.50

Outside of Freeman City Limits Call Dispatch at (605) 692-2222 for out-of-town rates

Bus Service Hours

Monday- Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

Dispatch Hours

Monday-Friday 7:00am-6:00pm

Youth Transportation

Children ages 3 and up can ride the bus without an adult. No child will be transported unless an Emergency Contact Form is on file with Freeman Community Transit. This applies to all children riding the bus. This form is for your child's safety.

It is your responsibility to contact us regarding changes in your child's schedule. For safety reasons, all transportation changes for your child should come directly from parents/guardians and not from the child.

During pickups and drop offs, a wave to the driver from an adult indicating someone is present is needed and appreciated for your child's safety.

Kids LOVE riding the bus!

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Freeman Community Transit is a medicaid provider. Each person's Medicaid coverage varies. Before a passenger can schedule a ride using Medicaid, the dispatcher will need to verify that travel expenses will be covered by Medicaid.


Lack of transportation to and from school and/or work and medical appointments is a barrier for many struggling families. You can help! FCT is using your gifts to assist in the cost of transportation for area students and working adults through our Generosity Fund.

FCT is a 501(c)(3) Organization. Will you Consider Supporting Public Transportation to help people in your Community?


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