Bladen County North Carolina


Bladen Area Rural Transportation System (BARTS)

Bladen Area Rural Transportation System, also known as BARTS, is a community transportation system that provides a variety of transportation needs for citizens of Bladen County. Not only is there human service transportation, there is also public transportation. The following is a list of some of the different kinds of transportation.

  • General transportation for senior adults to nutrition sites, and local shopping.
  • Medical transportation for senior adults and public passengers.
  • Weekly public out of town medical trips including routes for Lumberton, Fayetteville, Wilmington and Whiteville.
  • No reservations after 2:00 pm the day before the appointment.
  • Some local employment transportation
  • Transportation to Bladen Community College within our routes
  • Local public routes for shopping
  • Kidney Dialysis Transportation
  • All transportation is subsidized by grants to keep BARTS a low-cost alternative for your personal or public transportation needs.
  • Services are fee-based on a varying scale – for individuals or small groups, etc. Rates may change as needed. There are also in-county and out-of-county rates.  No Charters.
  • Disability services available.
  • We are a curb to curb service.
  • We service Bladen County Monday thru Friday 7:00am – 5:00pm.
  • BARTS Transportation has a variety of vehicles to serve you: Conversion Wheelchair Vans, Center Aisle and Standard buses.
  • For ADA clients with alternative communication needs we can get your message relayed through the TTY technologies. The number is 1-800-799-4889.
  • Fluent Language Tele # 1-800-821-3420
  • You can contact us at our office at 910-862-6930 for your transportation needs.
  • If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, you can reach the director of transportation at 910-872-6336, Jim Longenbach,