TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS abound in Gaston County.
There are three railroads: Norfolk & Southern Railway, CSX and Amtrak.
Major highways include Interstate 85, U.S. 29, U.S. 74 and U.S. 321. Fifty-seven motor freight carriers serve Gaston County. Bus service is available in Gastonia.
Charlotte Douglas International Airport has 517 scheduled commercial departures daily and 8.4 million passenger boarding a year. It is served by six major and four commuter airlines. Gastonia also has a Municipal Airport.
Gaston County Transit
Ticket books good for 10 rides are available for $5.50, or $2.75 for the elderly and/or handicapped.
Senior citizens 65 or older can ride for half-fare with proof of age or a Social Security Health Insurance card.
Have exact fare, ticket or transfer ready when boarding. Drivers are not allowed to make change. Transfers must be used within 30 minutes of the time cut on the transfer. They are not valid for round trips. You must get the transfer when you board.
Tickets may be purchased at Bradley Station, 121 N. Oakland St., or the City of Gastonia, Revenue Collection Division, 181 South St.
Highland serves Radio Street Apartments and Erwin Center
Highland Services serves Central Transportation, Rhyne Elementary School and Radio Street Apartments
South York/Linwood Serves Gaston County Health Department, Linwood Apartments and Linwood Terrace
Eastridge/Gaston Memorial Hospital/Franklin Square Serves Eastridge Mall, Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gaston Mall, Franklin Square, Department of Social Services and the Gaston-Lincoln County libraries
Marietta Serves Gaston County Health Department and Village Square
Interested people should apply to Gastonia Transit to show they meet the qualifications. Ride reservations must be made a day in advance. Call 866-6056.
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