Notice of Suspension of COTA Saipan’s Flame Tree Line 1A Fixed-Route Service

This is to notify the general public that effective April 5, 2020, Saipan’s Flame Tree Line 1A (Fixed- route service) will be suspended indefinitely due to low ridership. The Flame Tree Line 1A is the only fixed-route public transportation system on the island of Saipan, implemented on April 9, 2018 as a pilot project.

Individuals who will be affected by the proposed suspension of the Saipan Flame Tree Line 1A Fixed-Route Service can still use the COTA demand response service (Call-A-Ride Saipan) to go to places of employment, medical appointments, etc.

Your understanding of the proposed suspension of the only fixed-route service on the island of Saipan is greatly appreciated.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Commonwealth Office of Transit Authority (COTA) at (670) 664-2682 or via email to Mr. Diego B. Songsong, Community Planner/Title VI Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Public Notice

This notice is to inform the general public that the Commonwealth Office Transit Authority’s demand response shared ride and fixed-route services will officially expand operations to accommodate Sundays and all CNMI legal holidays effective Friday, January 03, 2020 on the island of Saipan, CNMI.

Reservations and hours of operations for Sundays and holidays will be from 6:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

To make reservations, please call COTA’s One-Call/One-Click Transportation Information Resource Center at (670) 664-2690 at least two (2) business days before the desired ride.

Thank you and Happy Holidays!