Tar River Transit will extend the hours for two of its shuttle services starting Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. The Nash Community College Shuttle (Route #8) will be extended by two hours, running from 7:15 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. While the college is the main stop along the hour-long route, there are other stops, such as Rocky Mount High School and Westridge Village Shopping Center.
Also, as of Jan. 2, 2018, Tar River Transit Evening Shuttle service will run from 6 p.m. until 12 a.m. With an additional two hours of service, the Evening Shuttle is appointment based and these appointments can be made up until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
For additional information or scheduling, passengers can call 252-972-1514 or 252-972-1517.
Tar River Transit now has a Night Shuttle available for citizens needing transportation outside our normal operating hours. Learn more about this program on the Night Shuttle page located under "programs" in the main navigation menu.
Due to the bridge closure at Sunset Avenue and the US 301 bypass widening, Sunset Avenue Route (#7) is expected to experience delays. The bridge will be closed approximately 14 months, and these delays are likely to continue throughout the duration of the construction period. This may also delay passenger transfers to other routes. At times, these delays will be lengthy, depending upon traffic and ridership. Tar River Transit will work diligently to get passengers to their desired locations in a timely fashion.
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.