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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Call for ADA accommodation.

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Service Alerts

Face Masks Now Required
to Ride Transit

Read more on COVID-19 safety and Free Fares in the News below on this page.


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

News & Updates

No Cost Transportation To get the COVID-19 Vaccine

Available to and from COVID-19 vaccination appointments in Nash and Edgecombe Counties
Monday-Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Call one day in advance to schedule a pick-up:
Available Now!

Face Masks Now Required on Transit

Per the governor's updated executive order, wearing a mask on transit vehicles is now required. Up until this order, passengers were encouraged to wear masks, but may have been refused transportation if not wearing a mask. This updated order requires Tar River Transit to refuse transport to any passengers without masks covering their nose and mouth.

Suspension of Fares starting Monday, March 30

Tar River Transit will make modifications to transit service in its on-going effort to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. In order to minimize interaction between vehicle operators and the public, all transit service will be "Fare Free". The public will not be required to pay for transit services.



Coronavirus Awareness and Prevention 

Tar River Transit Is Taking Active Measures to Maintain a Safe Environment

We are committed to keeping our customers and employees safe and will follow all recommendations from health officials. We encourage our community to seek out and follow updates and instructions from the Nash and Edgecombe County Public Health Department to protect themselves and their loved ones.

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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