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.
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.
News & Updates
Your Input Needed for Microtransit Feasibility Study
To better serve the Rocky Mount area, the city is participating in a transit study with the North Carolina Department of Transportation Integrated Mobility Division, to examine the existing services for improvements and to explore the possibilities and feasibility of deploying Microtransit within the area.
Microtransit is a flexible, on-demand transit service that operates within a defined service zone. Visit the Public Input page to learn more and take the surveys.
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
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
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)
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: