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Transit Service Alerts

Face Masks No Longer Required on Transit

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

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:
Available Now!


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:

Fixed Route

  • Regular Fare: $1.25
  • Ride Half Fare: $.60
  • Ride Tokens: $1.15
  • 10-Ride Punch Cards: $11.25/Card
  • 20-Ride Punch Cards: $22.00/Card
  • 40-Ride Punch Cards: $45.00/Card

Rural Paratransit

  • 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.

Safety Information

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.

PDF IconFull Notice on Safety from Disease on Tar River Transit

Read notice to learn how Tar River Transit is maintaining a safe environment and your role to prevent the spread of communicable diseases

Read information at NCDHHS for updates on COVID-19

Safe Road Conditions - Operations Policy

Tar River Transit Operation’s Safety Measures

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.