Scotland County Area Transit System provides a variety of services to the people of Scotland County. Transportation to medical appointments is available on a daily basis. Access to human service agencies is also provided to those who need and qualify for transportation. Several times a month, transportation is provided to large regional medical centers for people with special medical needs that can not be met by the local medical community.
Through funding from the Council on Aging, senior citizens 60 years of age or older can request transportation to any location in Scotland County just by calling 910-277-2416 and scheduling a ride. The SCATS system is equipped with lift vans for individuals who may have a mobility issue or may be confined to a wheel chair or other mobility support device.
Through funding from the North Carolina Department of Transportation for Rural General Public Transportation, a modified fixed route transportation system operates Monday through Friday to serve local residential neighborhoods and occupants of multi-family housing complexes wishing to access the various retail districts in Laurinburg. The system operates from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at no cost to the rider. There are 2 routes that share several common stops allowing riders to change buses and access both sides of the City of Laurinburg. There is no cost to change buses or to catch a return ride. The map link below shows the two routes and the location of the stops.
SCATS is funded through fees, fares, state and federal grants and local tax support. The system is in place to serve the segment of the population for whom transportation is a problem.
SCATS offices are located at 1403-C West Boulevard in Laurinburg. Please call the transportation office at 910-277-2416 if you have questions about the services the system provides or you may contact Nancy Pittman.
Title VI Compliance
It is the policy of SCATS 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 SCATS' office at 910-277-2416 or the Office of Civil Rights and Business Development, Title VI unit, at 919-508-1808.
ANNOUNCEMENT: In order to potentially contain the spread of the coronavirus the BLUE LINE route of SCATS is suspended until further notice. This will not impact medical transportation. Please call SCATS at 910-277-2416.