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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.

 


Expect Transit Delays

Starting Monday, March 8, 2021, State highway crews will close the intersection of West Raleigh Boulevard and South Franklin Street in Rocky Mount to make permanent repairs to the storm drainage system. The closure will begin about 7 a.m. which is also U.S. 301 Business. The project will be completed by March 19, 2021, weather permitting.

This project will also close the bridge at this intersection which travels over the train tracks into the Eastern section of Rocky Mount. The bridge closure will affect certain Transit routes due to Tar River Transit's use of the bridge if there are trains on the railroad tracks. The Transit routes that will be affected are Meadowbrook, Oakwood, Ravenwood, Rocky Mount East, Hillsdale and Battleboro/Goldrock. Because of the bridge closure, these routes will have no choice but to wait on trains utilizing the railroad tracks which will result in delays. We ask that Transit passengers be patient during these delays and Transit personnel will do their best to keep these Transit routes on schedule as much as possible. Thank you.


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:
252-972-1174
252-972-1514
252-972-1515
252-972-1516
252-972-1517
Available Now!


Face Masks Now Required on Transit

Per the governor's updated executive order, wearing a mask on transit vehicles is now 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.


Suspension of Fares (ENDS JUNE 30, 2021) 

Starting on March 30, Tar River Transit will make modifications to transit service in its on-going effort to prevent the spread of communicable diseases:

  • In order to minimize interaction between vehicle operators and the public, all transit service will be "Fare Free". The public will not be required to pay for transit services. 
  • No passes will be available for purchase. This includes 10, 20, and 40 ride passes, DARTS tickets, Rural General Public (RGP) tickets, RGP Shuttle cash fares and Night Shuttle fares.
  • Current users of Tar River Transit's DARTS, RGP and Night Shuttle will still be required to make appointments but the fares for each of these programs will be waived.
  • Passengers who have already purchased tickets are not required to utilize them at this time. These tickets can be used once Tar River Transit's current fare structure has returned to normal. There will be "No Refunds" issued to passengers for transit tickets that have been purchased prior to this modification.
  • The adjustment to fares will occur until further notice.

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.


 


Safe Road Conditions - Operations Policy

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. 




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