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.
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.
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.
Invitation for Bids for Bus Shelters: Transit Passenger Waiting Shelters Bid ##320-160221RP See also our "Doing Business with Us" page under "Opportunities" menu above.
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.
View Fare Details Fares/Tickets Page
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: