Our Mission

Is to provide safe, reliable public transportation in a respectful manner for the citizens of Beaufort County.

PHONE: 252-946-5778

Hours of operation:
7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday – Friday
FAX:  252.946.0010




The Beaufort Area Transit System

BCDC-Van LiftBeaufort Area Transit System (BATS) provides transportation needs for the general public, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.  The cost of transportation depends on the geographic location of the origin and destination.  Beaufort Area Transit is a division of the Beaufort County Developmental Center, Inc. Beaufort Area Transit is instrumental in helping BCDC accomplish its mission to empower citizens with disabilities.



Medicaid Transportation is for citizens of Beaufort County who are Medicaid eligible.  For details and approval, contact Beaufort County Department of Social Services at 252.975.5500.

Senior Services are available through the Adult and Aging Services Department with Beaufort County Department of Social Services. For details and approval, call 252.975.5500.

Elderly and disabled, general public, and employment transportation are approved and scheduled by Beaufort Area Transit.  Call 252.946.5778 about the application process.  Riders will pay an affordable fee for service.

Reasonable accommodations or modifications must be requested when scheduling a trip.  BATS will attempt to honor all reasonable accommodation requests.

Transportation Advisory Board and Public Hearing Meeting Dates

July 24, 2019       September 18, 2019 (Also Public Hearing)       January 22, 2020     April 22, 2020

All TAB meetings are open to the public.  They are held at Beaufort County Developmental Center, 1534 W. 5th Street, Washington, NC, at 10:30 am.  The Public Hearing is held at 11:30 at the same location.

BATS has recently earned an “Outstanding” score from our recent survey.  Thank you very much.

If you would like to make a suggestion as to how we can improve your riding experience with us, please go to the Contact Us page and send us an email.  We look forward to serving you in the future!

The Transit System assists clients with many activities including:

–  Nutritional sites for meals

–  Medical appointments

–  Drug Stores

–  Grocery Stores

–  Work

–  Class/School

–  Shopping


For more information about Beaufort Area Transit Services

Contact Rhonda Suggs at:
(252) 946-5778

“I had rather pay the fee to ride with BATS than get a free ride with (another vendor).  I know I will be on time with BATS being my transportation provider.”

C. Cobb

BATS Passenger

“Mr. (Driver) went above and beyond the call to help me today. It’s nice to know that this service is here and available!”

Glenda A.

BATS Passenger

“Thank you for all our your concern during my recent medical issues.  It really means a lot to me and my family.”

Mr. Stout

“Thank you so much for your willingness to help with transportation for….I love your ‘Can Do’ attitude!”

Lydie J.