Gastonia Transit's bus fleet consists of seven (7) 2004, 35-foot transit buses, three (3), demand response vans, and the only compressed natural gas ("CNG") bus in the state of North Carolina. All units are air-conditioned and designed to accommodate our mobility impaired passengers. All buses pass through the Downtown Transfer Terminal, the Bradley Station. This allows for easy and quick transfers to be made. Gastonia Transit covers over 292,000 miles per year, providing service to over 325,000 passengers annually. For your convenience we have included the map of Gastonia's Transit System complete with detailed routes and instructions for passengers.
There is No bus service operated on the following holidays:
New Years Day
Regular Bus Fare [age 6 and over]
Elderly Bus Fare [over age 65]
Handicapped Bus Fare(Fixed route fare for persons with disabilities)
Elderly and Handicapped Transfer
Regular Fare Pass*
Elderly & Handicapped Fare Pass*
* Passes good for 10 trips. Passes may be purchased at Bradley Station (121 N. Oakland St) or the City of Gastonia Revenue Division (181 South St).
To qualify for the elderly or handicapped reduced bus fare, you will need:
Proof of age: 65 years of age or older; Social Security Health Insurance Card (the red, white,and blue Medicare Card) or Senior Citizen/Handicapped Bus Card. Applications are available at Bradley Station. Children age five (5) and younger ride for free when accompanied by a paying adult passenger.
The ADA/Van Service operates curb to curb van service for our passengers that cannot utilize the fixed route bus system due to a physical or mental disability. Service is operated during the same hours and days as the fixed route bus service. Service must be scheduled at least one (1) day in advance and up to fourteen (14) days in advance. Trips may be scheduled for any purpose and are handled on a first call basis. The ADA/Van Service is only operated in the city limits of Gastonia. The cost for this service is $2.00 per trip. Please schedule a trip by calling 704.866.6855. Personal care attendants, who assist passengers on trips, are supplied by the family or agency, NOT Gastonia Transit. At times, our vans carry multiple passengers from different locations.