You may have seen the white high top vans going through town or coming to pick up a neighbor. These vans are provided by Transylvania County through the County's Transportation Department, and provide transportation for a number of services for the citizens of the County. The system averages providing 137 trips per day.
Senior Adult Transportation
The county vans provide transportation for many “mature” adults (60 years young or older) throughout Transylvania County. These passengers are transported to Nutrition sites each weekday. The Nutrition sites that the county vans provide services to are the Quebec Community Center and Silvermont. The county vans also provide transportation services for these passengers to shopping centers, recreational centers, as well as financial and utility locations (post office, bill payments, etc.). For the 11-12 fiscal year 11,157 trips were provided.
Handicapped / Disabled Transportation
The county vans provide transportation for people with mental and physical disabilities from home to Transylvania Vocational Services (TVS) on a daily basis. Lift-equipped vehicles are utilized to help passengers who are mobility challenged. For the 11-12 fiscal year 4,264 trips were provided.
The county vans provide transportation for pre-school age children from home to the County’s Child Development center on a daily basis. Children are also transported to other day care centers located within Transylvania County. The vans are equipped with child care seats. A rider is also employed in order to care for the children while they are being transported on the county vans. For the 11-12 fiscal year 4,040 trips were provided.
General Public Transportation
The general public may ride the county vans at a cost of $1.00 per person each way within Transylvania County. General public transportation is for shopping trips, hair / barber appointments, employment, mail, bill payments, etc… for any individuals not involved with other agency programs. All requests for transportation must be made prior to 10:00 am at least one (1) workday in advance. Fares are expected to be paid upon boarding the vehicle. For the 11-12 fiscal year 8.968 trips were provided.
THE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES LISTED ABOVE ARE PROVIDED MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 6 AM and 6 PM - WITH THE EXCEPTION OF HOLIDAYS.
MED-Drive transportation is available for citizens of Transylvania County. In-county medical transportation is sponsored by Transylvania County as a community service to the residents of Transylvania County. This is a service for persons over the age of 60, or those who meet special eligibility requirements who have no other means of transportation. The goal is to provide round-trip transportation within the county for those having scheduled appointments with doctors, outpatient services, public health or other health related appointments. This service only provides transportation for scheduled medical appointments. This is not an emergency transportation service. The vans are handicapped accessible. Med-Drive Transportation is provided between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays with the exception of holidays.
The county currently provides dialysis transportation via vans to the Hendersonville Dialysis Center. Dialysis transportation is provided on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The ridership for the 11-12 fiscal year is calculated with the general public numbers.
* A Personal Care Assistant (PCA) is a person who needs to go with the passenger to provide necessary medical or personal assistance. Passengers who are unable to care for themselves are encouraged to travel with a PCA. A PCA is not required to pay a fare. If a PCA will be traveling with a client, the transportation office must be notified at the time the reservation is made.
Service animals, not pets, are allowed on any county transportation vehicle.
Request for medical transportation have to be in prior to 4:00PM.
The County provides 29% of the funding for these services with the remaining costs being funded by State and Federal grants.
ROAP (Rural Operating Assistance Program) funds are available to assist elderly, disabled, and low income citizens of Transylvania County with transportation needs.
It is the policy of Transylvania County Transportation to provide equal opportunity to all people who are admitted to, participate in, or are the recipients of TRANSPORT services. For further Title VI information, click here.
For more information, please contact the Transportation office at 828-884-3203 or Medical Transportation office at 828-884-3215 or for Hearing Impaired with access to TDD/TTY, please call 828-884-3188.
FOR TRANSPORTATION SERVICES AND SCHEDULES -- PLEASE CONTACT 828-884-3203.
Office hours 8:30AM to 5:00PM Monday through Friday
Closed 12:00PM to 1:00PM for Lunch
Community Services Building
98 East Morgan St.
Brevard, NC 28712
Director: Keith McCoy
Phone Number: (828)884-3203
Yvonne Dickson (Medical Transportation)
Sheila Hunter (Van Services & Housekeeping)
Servicio de transporte del condado de Transilvania
Servicios públicos generales