Lenoir County Public Transportation

Lenoir County Transportation Department

201 East King Street
Kinston, NC 28501

Phone1: 252-523-4171
Phone2: 252-559-6457

FAX: 252-559-6458

Operating Hours: Monday through Saturday 6:00am to 6:00pm

Deviated Fixed Route - 6:55am to 6:00pm Monday through Friday

Mission Statement

To improve the quality of life by providing the safest and most reliable transportation options to the residents of Lenoir County.

Who We Are

Lenoir County Transit (LCT) is the Community Transportation System for Lenoir County. With the support of the LCT Advisory Board, Lenoir County Board of Commissioners and North Carolina Department of Transportation/ Public Transportation Division, LCT provides transportation options to the residents of Lenoir County by providing general public and human service transportation.

LCT is the primary provider of transportation services for Lenoir County Department of Social Services, Lenoir County Health Department, Vocational Rehabilitation, Council on Aging and EastPointe Mental Health. Services are performed using demand response and subscription scheduling.

LCT operates eighteen vehicles; seventeen vehicles (conforming to ADA accessibility standards) which are lift equipped to accommodate passengers that use mobility aids/devices, one 20ft LTV with lift, one 22ft Light Transit Vehicle with a lift, one 22ft Light Transit Vehicle without a lift, one 25ft Light Transit Vehicle with a lift, and one 28ft Light Transit Vehicle with a lift. On average LCT provides 10,000 passenger trips in excess of 70,000 miles monthly.

Rural General Public (RGP) Ticket Program

Rural General Public (RGP) is a Dial-A-Ride service offered by Lenoir County Transit.  Residents can ride the vehicles for $6.00. **If you are a new rider, call the dispatcher before purchasing tickets to make sure that LCT operates in your area. Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE.

RGP TIcket Selling Locations:

  • LaGrange, at the Town Hall Office
  • Pink Hill, at the Town Hall Office
  • Lenoir Community College - Cashiers Office
  • Lenoir County Transit Office
  • Lenoir Memorial Hospital - Cashiers Office
  • Mail Request

Operating Hours

Operating hours are Monday through Saturday 6:00am to 6:00pm but if you are a rider that may utilize the loop, that service operates Mon-Fri 6:55am until 6:00pm.. With the exception of the following Holidays: New Years Day, Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving day, and Christmas Day.

It is required that passengers wishing to ride the LCT system make reservations in advance for a guaranteed ride. For riders of the general public service, this means that reservations can be made as little as twenty-four (24) hours in advance (by 1:00pm on the working day prior to the day they want to ride).

For more information call (252)523-4171 or (252) 559-6457. Passengers receiving services from the County Human Service Agencies may contact their caseworker for more details on free or reduced fee transportation options.

Lenoir County Provides Transportation For Seniors

Lenoir County has three senior centers, operated by the Lenoir County Council on Aging. At these centers seniors are provided with fellowship, recreational activities, medical screenings, and a nutritious lunch.

The Skinner Center in Kinston, located at 112 East Blount Street, is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

The LaGrange Senoir Center , located at 203 South Center Street, is open from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Monday through Friday.

The Pink Hill Center is also open from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Lenoir County Transit provides transportation to and from the senior centers every weekday. Any senior requiring transportation may call the Lenoir County Council on Aging, at 527-1549, and request information regarding eligibility requirements.

General Rules

In co-operation with the Department of Social Services, LCT provides transportation to the public for doctor's appointments, to and from work , and to and from school. If you need transportation for any of these purposes you can discuss your eligibility with your DSS Caseworker at (252) 559-6400. If your caseworker determines that you are eligible he or she will arrange for transportation with LCT.

The comfort and safety of our riders is our top priority. For this reason, all vans are radio equipped and our professional drivers are trained to respond promptly and properly to any situation that might arise. Also, we ask that all passengers be aware of the following rules:

  • Ensure that your request for transportation is received by 1:00pm the day before your appointment.
  • If you reside in the Lenoir County, be ready for the van to pick you up one (1) hour before your appointment. This will help us insure that you arrive at your appointment on time.
  • After your appointment, call and you will be picked up for the return trip home.
  • If you are being transported to work or college you can schedule your ride home at the same time as you arrange for your ride to work. This way you'll be picked up automatically without having to call in to request transportation home.
  • If you have scheduled a ride and later learn that you will not be needing it, call and cancel your reservation at least three hours before your appointment time.

Safety Rules

To help ensure the safety of all our riders we require that everyone obey the following safety rules:

  • Wear your seatbelt at all times while on the van.
  • Place all children less than 8 years of age and less than 80 pounds into a safety seat.
  • There is no eating, drinking, or smoking allowed.
  • All passengers will refrain from the use of profanity, disrespectful, or unsuitable language while on the van.
  • An adult must accompany children under the age of 17.
  • You must be able to carry any packages brought on board the van.

Medical Appointments Outside Of Lenoir County

Lenoir County Transit provides transportation to medical facilities in Greenville. It is important that you contact the Department of Social Services or Council on Aging to inquire about scheduling transportation for appointments outside of Lenoir County.


Recipients of FTA funds must comply with Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Section 601. Title VI states that "No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."




130 South Queen Street | Post Office Box 3289 Kinston, NC 28502
Phone: (252) 559-6450 Fax: (252) 559-6454