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Stephenson County Transportation


Contact Pretzel City Area Transit

Office: 815-235-7433

Hours of Operation:

Weekdays 6 am to Midnight

Saturday 6 am to 1 pm




Pretzel City Area Transit

Through a partnership with the Senior Resource Center, the City of Freeport provides public transportation throughout all of Stephenson County. The handicap accessible transportation is available with 24 hour advance appointment.  Same-day service is subject to availability.

Lena residents use Pretzel City Area Transit for a variety of reasons like personal visits to friends and family, medical appointments, shopping trips and recreation activities.

  • When to Call for a Ride

    Riders should schedule transportation one day ahead of the needed service whenever possible.

    For round trips Lena riders will need to provide approximate times for appointments, shopping, etc. in order for the bus to schedule a pick up.

    Service Area

    PTAC offers door to door service anywhere in Stephenson County.


    The regular adult fare is $3.00 for door-to-door service. Seniors 60 and older may ride on a voluntary donation basis. Please call to inquire about other rates or special services offered.