Polk County’s Public Transportation System
Offering safe, reliable, door-to-door service inside the county and around the region to Rutherfordton, Spindale, Hendersonville, Asheville, Spartanburg and Greenville.
Look for bus stops on Highway 108 – Click here for the bus stop schedule.
Buses may deviate up to ½ mile from each stop--coordinated by dispatch. Call the office by 12:30 p.m. for same day deviation. Locations must be safe for people and vehicles.
Hendersonville Shopping Shuttle
Call by Wednesday to make reservations for travel on Fridays to Walmart, Hendersonville or shops* within a 2 mile radius of Walmart. [*Number of stops is limited.]
AIRPORT TRIPS - ASHEVILLE, CHARLOTTE / DOUGLAS, GREENVILLE / SPARTANBURG
Let us take you to the airports, or the train and bus stations. Call for round-trip or one-way costs.
Call the day before by 10 am for door to door service inside the county
3 business days for travel outside the county
Medical Appointment Times
Trips to medical appointments out-of-county are coordinated in order to make the most of available vehicles and drivers. Therefore, out-of-county medical appointments must be scheduled Monday thru Thursday 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. No out-of-county appointments can be scheduled after 2:00 pm or on Fridays! Seats are subject to availability.
Now Accepting Applications for Transportation of the Disabled and Employees to Work or Students to College
Elderly and Disabled Assistance Application
Employee Transportation Assistance Application
Grant Funding Available
Funding is available to transport the elderly and disabled, and for those who need financial assistance for travel to medical appointments or to work. Work related trips such as interviews and classes may also be funded. Financial assistance is available as long as funds last. Call us at 828-894-8203 for more information or click the appropriate registration form below to print, complete and return it.
Mail forms to:
Polk County Transportation
3 Courthouse Square
PO Box 308
Columbus, NC 28722
- PCTA Passenger Rules and Procedures
- Service Policies
- No Shows and Cancellations
- Compliment Form
- Complaint Form
PCTA TITLE VI POLICY STATEMENT
It is the policy of Polk County Transportation to ensure compliance with the Title VI of the Civil Rights act of 1964; 49 CFR, Part 21; related statutes and regulations that ensure no person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability, be excluded from participation in, or be denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance from the United States Department of Transportation. For more information or to file a complaint you may contact us by mail, telephone or email. Complaints must be filed in writing or in person no later than 180 days after the alleged act of discrimination occurred. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against should contact: Dianne Timberlake, Director.
County Annex Gibson and Ward St
Columbus, NC 28722
PO Box 308