Rowan Transit System
rita ImageRowan Transit System is a non-emergency public transportation service for Rowan County residents. It operates Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. excluding county holidays. The mission of the Rowan Transit System is to provide SAFE, EFFICIENT and AFFORDABLE MOBILITY CHOICES to Rowan County residents through a consolidated transportation system managed by the Rowan Transit System with input from user agencies, under the direction of the Rowan County Board of Commissioners.

2726 Old Concord Road, Salisbury, NC 28146
Phone:  704-216-8888     Fax:  704-630-9638
TTY Users1-800-735-2962 or 711

RITA (Rowan Individual Transportation Assistance) is available one day per week for each area of the county. By having designated days, RTS can operate more efficiently to help as many passengers as possible on the same day. For information and sign up information click here.

Rowan Express provides service between Salisbury, China Grove, Landis, and Kannapolis. The route connects with the Salisbury Transit System, the CK Rider System  (operates in Kannapolis and Concord), and AMTRAK in Salisbury and Kannapolis. Click the following links to view the current Rowan Express schedule: English / Spanish.

Salisbury Bus - To sign up for complimentary ADA paratransit service please contact Salisbury Transit at 704-638-5252. For bus schedules and general information go to

The Medicaid Transportation program is administered by the Rowan County Department of Social Services.  If you are a Medicaid beneficiary and you need assistance in accessing transportation to and from medical appointments, please contact the Rowan County Department of Social Services at (704) 216-8896 for an assessment of your transportation needs.  The Rowan County Department of Social Services is located at 1813 E. Innes Street, Salisbury. NC 28146.  The operating hours are 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.



Rowan Transit will limit or cancel service when hazardous road conditions are present. Listen to WSTP radio station (1490 AM), and Television Stations WBTV (3), WSOC (9), or WCNC (6) for delays or closings.

Rowan Transit operates Monday through Friday except for the following 2016 Rowan County Holidays.

New Year's Day January 2 Monday
Martin Luther King Jr. January 16 Monday
Good Friday April 14 Friday
Memorial Day May 29 Monday
Independence Day July 4 Tuesday
Labor Day September 4 Monday
Veteran's Day November 10 Friday
Thanksgiving November 23, 24 Thursday, Friday
Christmas December 25, 26, 27
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Click the image above to view pictures from the Driver Appreciation Day 2016



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