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Cabarrus County

Cabarrus County Transit System

The Cabarrus County Transit System (CCTS) provides transportation to the elderly and those with low-income for necessary medical care and essential services. To schedule a reservation with CCTS call the CCTS Demand Response Center Monday- Friday 8am- 5pm at 704- 920- 2246.

Cabarrus Links

Cabarrus Links, part of CCTS, brings residents to work, shopping centers, and medical facilities. Cabarrus Links covers Harrisburg, Midland, and Mount Pleasant. Transfer locations are located throughout Concord and Kannapolis and allow riders to reach Concord Mills, Carolina Mall, CMC- Northeast, and the CK Rider bus hub. A one way ticket costs $1 and includes transfers to Concord or Kannapolis on CK Rider. Hours of operation: Monday- Friday from 6:30am- 7:00pm, holiday hours may vary. Cabarrus Links is wheelchair accessible. For more information call: 704-920-2931

Concord Kannapolis Rider

Concord Kannapolis (CK) Rider serves Concord and Kannapolis at Concord Mills Mall, North-East Medical Center, Rowan Cabarrus Community College (South Campus) and more! Each bus can safely secure two bicycles. Hours are Monday- Friday 5:30am- 8:30pm and Saturday 8:30am- 8:30pm. It costs $1.00 per ride, but students, the disabled, and senior citizens ride for only 50¢. Children under 5 ride free. Bring exact change because drivers cannot make change. However, if you have a Fare Card then the overpay amount will be added to the card for future rides. CK Rider connects with Concord Express, Rowan Express, Cabarrus County Transit System and CATS.
Fares and Passes

Rowan County

Rowan Express

Rowan Express is divided into Rowan Express East (REE) and Rowan Express South (RES). The RES connects Salisbury, China Grove, Landis, Kannapolis with operating hours from 6:00am- 9:00am and 2:00pm- 5:00pm. The REE connects Salisbury, Granite Quarry, Rockwell and Faith with operating hours from 6:55am- 6:12pm. The fare for Rowan Express is $1.00 for regular riders and no charge for transfers and children under 5yrs. To contact the Rowan Express call 704- 216- 8888.


Rowan Individual Transportation Assistance: is a non-emergency public transportation service designed for Rowan County residents of any age. Reservations need to be made no later than 2:00pm the day before. RITA helps residents reach areas such as: medical or health facilities, general shopping, and the bank. RITA connects to the Salisbury Transit Bus Depot and Rowan Express. RITA is free for seniors 60 years of age and older and individuals with disabilities, but contributions are accepted and appreciated. The rural general public is required to pay $3.00 per day.
Days of operation:
South Rowan: Monday and Thursday

East and North Rowan: Wednesday and Friday
West Rowan: Tuesday and Thursday
Eligibility: 704- 216-7700
Trip Scheduling: 704-216-8899

RTS Manager: 704-216-8889

Salisbury Transit

Salisbury Transit is a city bus system with three routes. The routes depart from the “Transfer Site” located on Depot Street. The Salisbury Transit offers free transit rides on orange or red ozone action days. Commuters can call the Transit Hotline (704) 216-7537 for next day ozone information. Hours of operation are Monday- Friday 6:15am- 6:45pm and Saturday 8:45am- 4:15pm. Regular fares are $1. The disabled and senior citizens ride for 50¢.

Salisbury Para-Transit

Salisbury Para- Transit: is for those that have a functional disability that prevents them from using the fixed bus routes. It is a handicapped accessible van service for Salisbury, Spencer and East Spencer. A request for an application is needed to use this service. Hours of operation are Monday- Friday 6:30am- 6:00pm and cost is $2.00 one way.
Eligibility Form: 704-638-5252
Reservations: 704-636-1144


Charlotte Area Transit System

CATS (Charlotte Area Transit System) is the largest of its kind between Atlanta, GA and Washington, DC. CATS provides service locally and regionally, within a six-county area. The services include light rail, commuter rail, bus rapid transit and bus service. Most operate Monday through Saturday 4:49am- 2:00am and Sunday 5:25am- 2:00am.
Cost to ride
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NC Amtrak

North Carolina’s Amtrak offers a reliable way to travel with a total of 16 city Amtrak stops and schedules. Some of the stops include Charlotte, Kannapolis, High Point, and Salisbury. Limited short and long term parking is available at no cost. For those that bike to Amtrak locations, bike racks are available on a few specified trains. To purchase tickets, riders can go online at, call 1-800-USA-RAIL or at in-station automated ticket kiosks.