Tar River Transit Bus Passenger Side

    Welcome Aboard Rocky Mount's Tar River Transit

    Tar River Transit is a public 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

    View location and download the app.

    Routes & Schedules

    Bus stops, times, routes, and maps.


    Call for ADA accommodation.

    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.

    Face Masks No Longer Required to Ride Transit

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

    Plan Your Trip

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

    News & Updates

    Face Masks No Longer Required on Transit

    Effective immediately, wearing a face mask on Tar River Tranist is not mandatory but instead your personal choice.

    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.Read the full notice (button below) to learn how Tar River Transit is maintaining a safe environment and your role to prevent the spread of communicable diseases

    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.
    Click to call on Mobile

    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)

    Go Green - Live Sustainable
    Welcome Aboard Tar River Transit Wheelchair Ramp

    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 on our Title VI webpage and contact information for the Title VI coordinator: