Welcome Aboard Rocky Mount's Tar River Transit

Tar River Transit is a pubic transportation service providing affordable fixed-route bus service throughout the City of Rocky Mount, North Carolina and Rural General Public para-transit transportation for Nash and Edgecombe counties.


Live Bus Tracker

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Routes & Schedules

Bus stops, times, routes, and maps.

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Trip planning is provided using Google Maps.
Trip data is maintained using Trillium's GTFS Manager.

News & Updates

Night Shuttle Fare Change Starting August 1

All night shuttle trips that are performed within the Rocky Mount City Limits will remain at $2 per trip. All trips performed outside of the Rocky Mount City Limits (Nashville, Tarboro, QVC, etc.) will increase to $5 per trip starting August 1, 2018.

Please call the Tar River Transit office at 252-972-1174 for questions about this price change.

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Learn about the New Night Shuttle

Catch a Ride and Go Green!

Did you know?

By using transit, you help the environment by reducing emissions which are a significant cause of poor air and water quality?

Transportation in the United States is responsible for 29 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. The use of public transportation reduces greenhouse gas emissions along with the emissions caused by gridlock and also saves fuel. Data demonstrate that public transportation produces significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions per passenger mile than private vehicles. (Source: Federal Transit Administration)


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Go Green. Live Sustainable.

Title VI Policy

Tar River Transit gives public notice of its policy to assure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and all related statutes. Title VI and related statutes prohibiting discrimination in Federally assisted programs require that no person in the United States of America shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal assistance.

View the entire public notice and contact information for the Title VI coordinator:


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