Working together, hand in hand, to provide safe and reliable transportation
to the citizens of Martin County, to improve their quality of life.

 

For all of your transportation needs call Martin County Transit at 252-789-4390.

 

SUMMARY OF SERVICES

Martin County Transit (MCT) is a public transportation system that operates as a branch of the Martin County government, with funding assistance from the state and federal government. The system operates a fleet of vehicles, including specially modified vans and LTV vehicles to accommodate the elderly, and/or physically challenged.

  • Anyone in Martin County can ride to anywhere in North Carolina where MCT routes are established.   
  • Martin County Transit is a demand response public transportation provider that provides a “curb to curb” service.
  • The curb to curb transportation service starts at and finishes with the curb where the rider is picked up from or discharged to.
  • Transportation services are provided for persons who have physical or mental challenges.
  • Martin County Transit has 13 vehicles in its fleet. The system has four 25 foot light-transit vehicles (All are lift-equipped), Two 20 foot light-transit vehicles (both are lift-equipped), two twelve-passenger standard vehicles (neither have lifts), two mini-vans (each have ADA ramps), and three conversion vehicles (Two are lift-equipped).
  • Martin County Transit operates 8 vehicles, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 4:00 AM and 5:00 PM. The system provides employment, medical, nutrition, recreation, shopping, educational, human service, and general public transportation services.
  • MCT provides General Public Transportation to all citizens of Martin County. This is a state supported program where anyone who is a resident of Martin County can themselves purchase transportation services.
  • Citizens can ask about agencies in the community that pay for transportation. (A list of agencies is below.) 
  • MCT also provides Medicaid Transportation which is at no cost to a person who has full Medicaid coverage and is preapproved by the Martin County DSS for this service/trip. Medicaid Transportation pays only for the trips to Medicaid covered treatment or services. Call the Martin County Department of Social Services at 1-252-789-4460 about Medicaid Transportation eligibility.
  • For efficiency purposes, multiple clients from the general public are generally picked-up on the same trip / route. 

Martin County Transit currently provides services for the following agencies:

  • Martin County Department of Social Services
  • Martin County Aging and Adult Services Department
  • Martin-Tyrrell-Washington Regional Health Department
  • SSI (Supplemental Security Income)
  • Physicians East – Center for Infectious Disease
  • Marion Shepherd Cancer Center
  • Leo Jenkins Cancer Center
  • General public

 
Transit services are provided Monday – Friday 4:00 am to 5:00 pm (Saturday service is provided for dialysis patients)


Contact Martin County Transit

  • To schedule transportation call Martin County Transit at 252-789-4390 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday-Friday TDD/TTY Number: 1-800-735-2962
  • Call in at least 3 days in advance for out of county transportation trips. Seating is arranged on a first come first served seat availability basis. A 3 day notice is required also for Medicaid Transportation funded trips.
  • To cancel transportation call Martin County Transit at 252-789-4390. Speak to the office staff or leave the message on the machine. (Please do not text.) You must notify Martin County Transit 24 hours before your scheduled pick up time to avoid being billed as a “no show”. Please keep in mind that repeat cancellations made at your pick up point are considered “no shows” and they will result in future services being denied.  You will be billed for all “no show” events.  The “no show” bill(s) must be paid in full in order for you to ride MCT again. 

Fare Rates:

Martin County Transit has very affordable rates.

  • Within Williamston City Limits > $2.00 per stop
  • Trips into Williamston from 2 miles outside Williamston City Limits > $3.00 one stop only
  • BEST BARGAIN …………. Ride to anywhere in Martin County for just $5.00 (one way/one stop trip)
  • Round Trips (taking you back home) within Martin County to anywhere in Martin County $10.00

Round Trips from Martin County to:  

Ahoskie

$40.00

Belhaven

$40.00

Bethel

$25.00

Chapel Hill

$75.00

Rocky Mount

$50.00

Durham

$75.00

Edenton

$40.00

Greenville

$25.00

Plymouth

$20.00

Raleigh

$75.00

Tarboro

$25.00

Washington

$25.00

Windsor

$20.00

Wilson

$40.00

 

Inclement Weather

 
Martin County Transit will use good judgment to limit or cancel scheduled trips when hazardous conditions or severe weather is occurring. MCT observes the local school board policy for closing due to weather conditions.
 
 
Additional Information
 
For additional information about routes, schedules and services, or to schedule a trip, contact Annie Spivey, Transportation Dispatcher, at (252)789-4390, or by email at annie.spivey@martincountyncgov.com.  

Hearing impaired, deaf and speech impaired persons who need transportation services may contact Martin County Transit by calling 1-800-735-2962 TDD/TTY.

 
TAB meetings:

The Martin County Transportation Advisory Board meets quarterly at the MCT building located at 205 East Main Street Williamston, N.C.  These meetings are on the fourth Wednesday of February, May, August, and also the second Wednesday in November (due to Holiday). The meetings are at 12 noon and last about an hour. Martin County Transit welcomes feedback. Please contact Frank Halsey Jr., Deputy Director of Martin County Transit, at 252-789-4496, by email at frank.halsey@martincountyncgov.com or by writing PO Box 668 with questions or comments.
 
The N.C. Department of Transportation is developing the Public Transportation Statewide Strategic Plan to improve bus, rail, and paratransit services across the state by better matching transit services to the needs of North Carolinians. Stakeholders and the public are invited to provide input at community workshops across the state as part of the North Carolina Public Transportation Statewide Strategic Plan. The workshops are free and open to the public. No registration is necessary to attend. Community workshop dates, times, and locations are available on the project website - https://www.ncdot.gov/nctransit/strategicplan/ PLEASE NOTE: This link navigates to a third party website, not controlled or maintained by Martin County Government. Martin County Government is not responsible for the content provided on this page.
 
All other Additional information about transportation services can be found at the NC Department of Transportation, Public Transportation Division: https://www.ncdot.gov/nctransit/

Martin County Transit (MCT)
Community Transportation Services
Letecia Loadholt, Director
letecia.loadholt@martincountyncgov.com

205 E. Main St.
PO Box 668
Williamston, NC  27892

Phone: 252-789-4390
Fax: 252-789-4394

Office Hours: 8 am-5 pm, M-F

Office Hours: 8 am-5 pm,  M-F 

You may leave a voice mail anytime to request a ride at 252-789-4390 (TDD 1-800-735-2962).