DCTS vans are operated by grants from NC DOT Public Transportation Division and funds from Dare County. DCTS may not operate in competition with private transportation such as taxi (same-day or immediate service) or charter service van dedicated to a group/function). Therefore, a two day notice for transportation is required to prepare a daily schedule for door-to-door service.

DCTS vans are maintained by the Dare County Maintenance Department. All vans are equipped with cell phones. Riders will be given a calling card when exiting the DCTS van and may call the van when ready for return trips. For your safety, drivers may assist riders while boarding and exiting the DCTS vans. However, if a rider needs further assistance, the rider is responsible to have someone accompany them inside the residence, and/or have someone accompany them while riding the DCTS vans.

DCTS provides public transportation within Dare County, Monday - Friday. DCTS provides "Out of County" transportation for medical appointments on Tuesdays & Thursdays.

 North Carolina Virginia 
Chapel Hill, Duke
Elizabeth City
Greenville
Chesapeake
Norfolk
Virginia Beach
Veterans' Hospital in Hampton

Greenville transportation is provided on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. 

Chapel Hill, Duke transportation is provided on the third Wednesday of the month

Transportation is NOT provided on weekends or a holiday observed by Dare County employees. The holidays are: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King's birthday, Easter-Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving (two days) and Christmas (3 days)

The mission of the Dare County Transportation Department is to provide efficient, reliable, safe and affordable service to all our customers, clients and communities. The Department is committed to providing responsive, respectful and friendly service and welcomes your suggestions, concerns and questions by contacting Don Cabana, DCTS Director.