Swain Public Transit

The mission of Swain Public Transit is to encourage the development of a safe, efficient, and affordable transportation system that meets the mobility needs of all Swain County citizens.

Hours of Service

Monday - Friday
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Scheduling a Ride

Local (Bryson City Area): Requests for transportation are taken on a first-call, first-served basis. Scheduling your ride as far in advance as possible is preferred but can be made no later than 2:00 PM at least one business day prior to the date of the trip. If calls are received after 2:00 PM, or route capacity is already met, transportation will not be provided.

Outside Bryson City Area: Trips must be scheduled at least 3 business days in advance of the trip. If appointments are made less than 3 days in advance, they will be taken on availability only. Appointment times for out-of-county trips must be made no earlier than 10:00 AM and no later than 1:00 PM. Ride requests are not taken on the weekend; therefore, a request for transportation on Monday must be made by 12:00 PM.
To schedule a trip, please call the Dispatcher: (828) 488-3213

Inclement Weather Notice

In the event of bad weather, passengers who are transported by Swain Public Transit can check our FB Page "Swain Public Transit," watch the local news (News 13 WLOS), or you may call the transit office at 828.488.3213 for information regarding delays or cancellation of transportation services. During bad weather, the safety of the passengers and the drivers is the number one priority at Swain Public Transit.

Useful Information

For more information: Call us at  (828) 488-3213   or email transit@stateoffranklin.org
* If you are a Medicaid recipient, you must coordinate transportation with Social Services at (828) 488-6921

** For information on the Transportation Advisory Board, call (828) 488-3047

*** TITLE VI / ADA Information :

It is the policy of the State of Franklin Health Council, Inc., as a federal-aid recipient, to ensure that no person shall, on the ground of race, color, national origin, sex, Creed(Religion), age or disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any of our programs and activities, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and all other related nondiscrimination laws and requirements.

For more information or to file a complaint, you may contact us by mail, telephone, or email.

Complaints must be filed in writing or in person no later than 180 days after the alleged act of discrimination occurred.

State of Franklin Health Council, Inc.
125 Brendle St.
Bryson City, N.C.  28713
(828) 488-3047
Email Address: lisa@stateoffranklin.org

For Persons with Hearing or Speech difficulties, please call: 711   or (800) 735-2962