Benewah Area Transit (BAT)
208-245-4576 Ext 103 – Serving residents in and around the St. Maries area.

Lost River Area Transit (LRAT)
208-588-2600 – Serving residents in around the Mackay/Arco area.

Traductores de español están disponibles llamando al 208-245-4576 Ext 103

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (excluding Holidays)

Our fleet of vehicles allows us to meet the needs of most passengers.

BAT and LRAT vehicles range from 5 to 14 passengers. ADA compliant vehicles are available.

To schedule a ride, contact:

Benewah Area Transit
(208)245-4576 Ext.103

Lost River Area Transit
(208) 588-2600

To arrange for transportation, please have the following information when you call.

  • Date and time of appointment
  • Return pickup time, if needed
  • Both pick up and drop off locations
  • If return destination is not the same as pick up, please specify
  • For medical appointments, name of doctor or clinic/hospital

Passenger rules are essential to the safe operation of our transportation service. A complete list will be provided to each rider upon pick up for their first ride or a copy may be obtained by contacting our offices.



Please call BAT or LRAT to cancel or reschedule your ride. Prior days’ notice is greatly appreciate when cancelling. If you are not at your location at the scheduled pickup time, our friendly drivers will wait an additional 5 minutes. If you miss your scheduled pickup or cancel your ride less than 1 hour prior to pickup time, this will be considered a ‘No Show’. Remember, always be respectful of the driver and passengers.


  • Trask Silva
  • Janice McCall
  • Michele McDaniels
  • Rich Nyquist
  • Claudia Spooner
  • Leo Potter
  • Bill Cowen

Our goal is to provide you with a safe and enjoyable ride. BAT and LRAT have a process in place for you to file a concern, complaint or compliment regarding a driver, office staff or another passenger. You can also file an appeal if you have been denied a ride. Please contact LeeAnn Michael at [email protected] , by phone at 208-245-4576 ext. 108; or by mail at 820 Elm St., St. Maries, ID. 83861

Any changes made that effect the operation of either Benewah Area Transit or Lost River Area Transit will be noted on this website.

Benewah Area Transit, Lost River Area Transit and the USDA are equal opportunity providers and employers. If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Form, found online at or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email to [email protected]