The Commonwealth Office of Transit Authority’s (COTA) fixed-route bus service conveniently carries commuters throughout the island using a set schedule and established routes with fixed stops. With approximately 1 fixed route serving the municipality of Saipan, COTA provides fast and economical service to schools, CHCC, stores, restaurants, and other locations on the island.
The Flame Tree Line 1A (NMC-Middle Road-CHCC-Garapan) was implemented on April 9, 2018 with a 2 hour stop frequency. The service utilizes low floor medium-duty bus with fully ADA accessible with wheelchair ramp. Bus capacity is 22 passengers and 2 wheelchairs, and two 14-seater buses with ADA compliant lifts. Each bus can accommodate 2 wheelchairs.
The Fixed Route Service is complemented by the demand and response service.