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.