Our Mission

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

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

Office: 252.946.5778
TDD/TTY: 800.735.2962
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.

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

“With me being blind, I could not attend school or get home without the Beaufort Area Transit System.”
Lee B.

BATS Passenger

“Mr. (Driver) was a WONDERFUL driver.  He helped with my son and had him saying, ’He is such a good driver!’
Patricia W.

BATS Passenger

The [BATS] dispatcher is a bubbly person, and I’m glad she works there!”
Donna S.

BATS Passenger

“His attention to detail and driving style made me feel safe and secure.”
Ronnie S.

BATS Passenger