Public Hearing Notice on September 27 4:00 PMA public hearing will be held on the proposed FY 2023 Community
Transportation Program Application to be submitted to the NC Department
of Transportation no later than October 8, 2021. The public hearing
will be held on 9/27/21 at 4:00 pm before the Rocky Mount City Council. Those interested in attending and needing auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or a language translator should contact Todd Gardner on or before 9/24/21 at 252-972-1596; email@example.com.
The Community Transportation Program provides assistance to coordinate existing transportation programs operating in the City of Rocky Mount/Nash Edgecombe County as well as provides transportation options and services for the communities within this service area. These services are currently provided using Tar River Transit. Services are rendered by the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
The total estimated amount requested for the period July 1, 2022 through June 20, 2023. NOTE: lOCAL SHARE AMOUNT IS SUBJECT TO STATE FUNDING AVAILABILITY.
Total Amount: $351,213
Local Share: $52,683 (15%)
Project: Capital (Vehicles & Other)
Total Amount: $71,085
Local Share: $7,109 (10%)
Project: 5310 Operating
Total Amount: $200,000
Local Share: $100,000 (50%)
TOTAL PROJECT: $622,298
Local Share: $159,792
Written comments should be directed to Todd Gardner, Transit Administrator before 5 pm daily.
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Ticket Sales ALERT
Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, Tar River Transit will NOT begin selling tickets until the Transit office is fully equipped with the proper Personal Protective Equipment. We appreciate your patience.
Suspension of Fares Is Ending
Tar River Transit Will Charge Fares for Fixed Route and Para-Transit Program Again
Starting July 1, 2021, Tar River Transit will re-start charging transit fares for both Fixed Route and Para-Transit programs.
Passengers may purchase tickets or tokens at the Transit office located in the downtown Train Station (one person at a time allowed), 3rd floor, Suite 315 beginning June 14, 2021.
Fares for Fixed Route and Para-Transit Program
Starting July 1, 2021, Tar River Transit will re-start charging transit fares for both Fixed Route and Para-Transit programs. These programs and fares include the following:
- Regular Fare: $1.25
Half Fare: $.60
- 10-Ride Punch Cards: $11.25/Card
- 20-Ride Punch Cards: $22.00/Card
- 40-Ride Punch Cards: $45.00/Card
Dial-A-Ride (DARTS): $25.00/Book of 10 Tickets
Rural General Public (RGP): $14.00/Round Trip
- Rural General Public (RGP Wilson): $20.00/Round Trip
Purchase Tickets at Transit Office
Passengers may purchase tickets or tokens at the Transit office located in the downtown Train Station, 3rd floor, Suite 315 beginning June 14, 2021. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only 1 customer at a time will be permitted in the Transit office
when purchasing tickets or tokens. Please call 252-972-1555 with any questions.
No Cost Transportation To get the COVID-19 Vaccine
Face Masks Required on Transit
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
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.
Safe Road Conditions - Operations Policy
Tar River Transit will not operate vehicles when there are unsafe road conditions. TRT's concern is for the safety of its riders and employees. While every effort will be made to operate vehicles according to published schedules, weather conditions may cause roads to be unsafe or impassable.