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Transportation Lincoln County
Transportation Building
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Kristal Ford,
Transportation Manager

1323 East Gaston Street
Lincolnton, NC  28092

Ph: (704) 736-9626

Public Transportation
Ph: (704) 736-2030

MEDICAID Transportation
Ph: (704) 732-3471

Fax: (704) 732-3440

6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday


Transportation Lincoln County (TLC) is a consolidated transportation system operating in Lincoln County, NC.  TLC offers subscription route and demand/response transportation by contractual agreement with the following human service organizations:

            Lincoln County Senior Services

            Lincoln County Department of Social Services

            Lincoln County Veterans Services

       Gaston Skills/Salem Industries

Transportation Lincoln County serves all of Lincoln County including the municipalities within its borders. Lincoln County is a rural county located near the western piedmont of North Carolina encompassing 316 square miles.  The ridership of TLC is comprised mainly of the clients and consumers of the participating organizations.  Destination points are at the discretion of the participating agency and include transportation services to points outside Lincoln County.

Rural General Public (RGP) service is available on all of our subscription routes if the route deviates no more than 0.5 miles. Route deviation requests must be made 24 hours prior to the trip. Please call TLC dispatch at (704) 736-2030 to arrange your ride. RGP services are also available in the city of Lincolnton on the town route. RGP service is open to any Lincoln County resident and all service is accessible to persons with disabilities. TLC reserves the right to limit deviations to one per day, per passenger on the town route.

The vehicle fleet of TLC consists of twenty-one (21) eight, eleven or fourteen passenger vans.  Twenty (20) of the vans are lift equipped.

It is the policy of Transportation Lincoln County (TLC) to assure full compliance with the Title VI Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, Executive Order 12898 Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low- Income Populations, Executive Order 13166 Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency, and related nondiscrimination statues and regulations in all programs and services. It is also TLC’s policy that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, age, income status, national origin, or disabilities be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program, activities, or services for which Lincoln County receives Federal financial assistance.

Any person who believes they have been mistreated by an unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI has a right to file a formal complaint with Lincoln County.

Lincoln County operates an ADA compliant system.

Lincoln County is an equal opportunity employer.