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.
There will be no Transit services on Dec. 24-25 (Friday and Saturday). Transit services will resume Monday, Dec. 27.
The Transit Admin office will be closed Friday, Dec. 24 and Monday, Dec. 27th. Although the Transit office will be closed Monday, Dec. 27, all Transit routes (Para-transit and Fixed Route) will operate under normal schedule. This includes DARTS, RGP, RGP Shuttle, Medicaid, Night Shuttle and City Buses. Office staff will return to work Tuesday, December 28.
There will be no Transit services on Saturday, Jan. 1 and Monday Jan. 3. The Transit office will be closed on Jan. 3 as well. All Transit operations will resume on Tuesday, January 4.
Per the governor's updated executive order, wearing a mask on transit vehicles is 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.
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.
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:
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)
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: