Rowan Transit System

Notice: Rowan Express last day of service is Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Rowan Transit System is a non-emergency public transportation service for Rowan County residents.

Mission Statement

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.

Rowan Transit van next to trees

Rowan Individual Transportation Assistance

Rowan Individual Transportation Assistance (RITA) is available 1 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. View more details and sign up information in our current brochure available in English (PDF) or Spanish (PDF).

Rowan Express

Rowan Express provides service between Salisbury, China Grove, Landis, and Kannapolis. The route connects with the Salisbury Transit System, the Concord Kannapolis (CK) Rider System (operates in Kannapolis and Concord), and AMTRAK in Salisbury and Kannapolis. View the current Rowan Express schedule in English (PDF) and the schedule in Spanish (PDF).

Salisbury Bus

To sign up for complimentary ADA paratransit service, please contact Salisbury Transit at 704-638-5252. Find bus schedules and general information.

Medicaid Transportation

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.