The Scotland County Area Transit System(SCATS) is a county operated transportation system designed and operated to provide curb to curb transportation to those with transportation and/or mobility needs. SCATS operates mini-vans and lift equipped handicap accessible buses.
SCATS transports individuals, by appointment, to doctor’s offices, clinics, dialysis, physical therapy and pharmacies. SCATS also transports clients to employment, workshops, appointments, nutrition sites, shopping and various other services. All SCATS transportation is free of cost and services are fully accessible for people with disabilities.


Through funding from the Council on Aging, senior citizens 60 years of age or older can request transportation to any business or service 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 buses that share common stops allowing riders to access the City of Laurinburg. This includes weekly pick-ups from the Laurel Hill and Wagram Recreation Centers, as well as Gibson Town Hall. There is no cost to change buses or to catch a return ride. The link below shows the two routes and the location of the stops.

SCATS is funded through state and federal grants and local tax support. 


The SCATS office is located in the Department of Social Services at 1405 West Boulevard in Laurinburg. Please call the transportation office at 910-277-2416 if you have questions about the services the system provides.

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.