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N.C. Public Transit Systems

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​North Carolina’s public transit network is made up of seven types of systems that serve the public in all 100 counties.

Transit System ​Description​Number in N.C.


A single-county system that provides transportation to the general public, as well as to eligible human service agency and elderly clients. Some are organized as authorities, while others are private nonprofits or county departments.


Urban Single-City

Includes transportation programs that operate in single cities located in metropolitan areas (with a population of more than 50,000)


Fixed Route in Small Cities

Small city systems that operate fixed-route transit but are not located in cities large enough under 50,000 in population


Consolidated Small City-Community

A single-county system that has a significant level of service in a town a result of the presence of a state university


Regional Community

A multi-county transit program that operates primarily in rural areas


Consolidated Urban-Community

Includes an urbanized area and a single county


Regional Urban

​Regional public transportation authorities that serve primarily urbanized areas




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