SEATS

Interim Director:Sharon Robinson
Email: sharon.robinson@co.robeson.nc.us

Administrative Operations Coordinator: Francie Barnes
Email: Francie.barnes@co.robeson.nc.us

1519 Carthage Road, Section 6,
Lumberton, NC 28358

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday, 8:15 am – 5:15 pm

Telephone: (910) 618-5679      TTY: 800-735-2962

                        (910) 618-5697

                        (910) 618-5696

Fax: (910) 618-5716     Voice: (877) 735-8200
South East Area Transit System (SEATS) is Robeson County’s Community Transportation Program. SEATS provides human service agency and rural general public transportation for Robeson County residents. The North Carolina Department of Transportation Public Transportation Division, the United States Department of Transportation and Robeson County provide operating and capital assistance for the program.SEATS has established routes through Robeson County operating from Monday through Friday, 5:30 am to 5:30 pm, and in Lumberton on Saturday, 5:00 am to 2:00 pm for the general public and agency-sponsored passengers. SEATS provides scheduled routes for out-of-county medical trips to Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Fayetteville, Laurinburg and Pinehurst. All of SEATS’ vehicles are accessible to passengers with disabilities.

To request service, call SEATS office  by 12:00 noon the day before service request is needed. Reservations are required, therefore, requests for transportation are considered on a first come – first served basis.

Rural general public riders are required to pay a fare of $ 2.00 each time they board a transit vehicle. Passengers whose transportation is sponsored by an agency are not charged a fare. Fare boxes are located on transit vehicles. Transit tickets may be purchased from drivers and the SEATS’ office.

OUT-OF COUNTY MEDICAL TRIP SCHEDULE:
Out-of-county medical trips are scheduled with a minimum of at least three (3) passenger reservations. Passengers are asked to schedule morning appointments starting at 9:30 am. All passengers must be ready to board the transit vehicle no later than 3:00 pm for the return trip back to Robeson County. A $ 20.00 fare may be required if the passenger is not agency-sponsored.

SEATS TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COUNCIL (TAC):
The SEATS Transportation Advisory Council meets on the 4th Wednesday at 10:00 am; January, March, May, July, September, November, to assist SEATS in establishing policies and address financial issues. This meeting is open to the public. If you plan to attend a TAC meeting, contact transit staff for meeting location.

SEATS ACCIDENT & REVIEW COMMITTEE:
The SEATS Transportation Safety & Review Committee meets every quarter, to address safety issues and review SEATS accidents. The time and location are available upon request.

Notice:
It is the policy of SEATS to ensure compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 49 CPR, Part 21, related statutes and regulations that ensure that no person in the U.S. shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, age, national origin or disability, be excluded from participation in, or be denied the benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against should contact the SEATS’ office at (910) 618-5679 or the Office of Civil Rights and Business Development, Title VI unit, at (919) 508-1808.

New Ticket Prices Effective January 2nd 2013
SEATS Ticket Prices

# of Tickets Cost Per Ticket Quantity Discount Price
(2.5% discount)
1 ticket $2.00  
2 tickets $4.00  
4 tickets $8.00  
6 tickets $12.00  
8 tickets $16.00  
10 tickets (1 wk) $20.00 $17.50
12 tickets $24.00  
14 tickets $28.00  
16 tickets $32.00  
18 tickets $36.00  
20 tickets (2 wks) $40.00 $35.00
     

New Ticket Prices Effective January 2nd 2013
Mountaire Ticket Prices

# of Tickets Cost Per Ticket Quantity Discount Price
(2.5% discount)
1 ticket $3.00
2 tickets $6.00
4 tickets $12.00
6 tickets $18.00
8 tickets $24.00
10 tickets (1 wk) $30.00 $27.50
12 tickets $36.00
14 tickets $42.00
16 tickets $48.00
18 tickets $54.00
20 tickets (2 wks) $60.00 $55.00
 

MEETING ADVISORY: Community Workshops for NC Public Transportation Division Strategic Plan
Public Input Welcomed as Strategic Plan is Developed
 
RALEIGH – This May, stakeholders and the public are invited to provide input at community workshops across the state as part of the North Carolina Public Transportation Statewide Strategic Plan. The workshops are free and open to the public. No registration is necessary to attend.
 
The N.C. Department of Transportation is developing the Public Transportation Statewide Strategic Plan to improve bus, rail, and paratransit services across the state by better matching transit services to the needs of North Carolinians. For more information, please visit https://www.ncdot.gov/nctransit/strategicplan/
  
NC Public Transportation Strategic Plan
Community Workshop Schedule, May 2017
A map displaying each community workshop is available here. Click map icons for community workshop times, dates, and locations.
 
Northeastern North Carolina
May 2, 2017
12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Pitt County Agricultural Extension Auditorium
403 Government Circle, Suite 2
Greenville, NC 27834
 
Southeastern North Carolina
May 3, 2017
12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Bladen Community College Auditorium
7418 Highway 41 West
Dublin, NC 28320
 
Technology
May 4, 2017
8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Research Triangle Foundation
Meeting Rooms A&B
12 Davis Drive
Durham, NC 27709
 
Triangle
May 4, 2017
12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Research Triangle Foundation
Meeting Rooms A&B
12 Davis Drive
Durham, NC 27709
 
Charlotte / Gastonia / Kannapolis
May 8, 2017
12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College – South Campus
Building 1000 (Main Building), Room 106
1531 Trinity Church Road
Concord, NC 28027
 
Land Use
May 9, 2017
8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Guilford Technical Community College – Jamestown Campus
Medlin Campus Center, First Floor Lounge
601 E. Main Street
Jamestown, NC 27282
 
Piedmont
May 9, 2017
12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Guilford Technical Community College – Jamestown Campus
Medlin Campus Center, First Floor Lounge
601 E. Main Street
Jamestown, NC 27282
 
Northern Mountains
May 10, 2017
12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Watauga County Administration Building
Commissioners’ Board Room (Room 104)
814 West King Street
Boone, NC  28607
 
Southern Mountains
May 11, 2017
12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
NC Arboretum
For GPS, use: 20 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville, NC 28806
*note: Workshop participants will receive a parking pass when they stop at the gate house