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Rider buses at stationWelcome to Rider Transit, serving the communities of Concord and Kannapolis, North Carolina.  We are your premier transportation solution, designed to connect you with the people you want to see and places you want to be. Rider Transit will continue to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors by providing a cost-efficient, readily accessible, intermodal means of mobility of those who want to use its services.

Rider Transit CenterThe Rider Transit Center has been designed to meet LEED Certified Gold requirements. It is another terrific example of the continued commitment of Concord and Kannapolis to both protect our environment through energy and water conservation measures while improving the quality of life for both residents and visitors to our communities.

One of the environmentally sensitive features of the project include a “green” vegetative roof that aids in storm water management, energy conservation, and increased lifespan of the roof surface and underlying structure. Others include a rain garden, water efficient landscaping, the use of low impact, rapidly renewable resources such as cork and rubber, recycled, low-emitting, regional, natural products, high efficiency machinery, occupancy sensors and extensive use of natural light throughout.

Operational features of the Rider Transit Center include 10 covered bus bays, customer seating, on site customer service agent, employee break room, conference room, expansion space for Rider staff and restrooms. The total cost of the project is $2.8 million. 80% of funding for the project was provided through a grant from the Federal Transit Administration, with an additional 10% coming from the State of North Carolina.

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Rider Transit provides fixed route bus service and ADA Paratransit service to the Concord and Kannapolis communities seven days a week.

Monday – Friday: 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Emergency Medical Transportation

Please note that we do not provide emergency medical transportation services.

Inclement Weather

Visit the Rider Transit website or our Facebook page for information on station closings, or tune in to the local radio station for updates.


There is no Rider Transit fixed route or ADA Paratransit service on the following holidays:

  • New Years Day
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4th
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

All other holidays follow regular service.

hybrid busesTen hybrid buses with an eye-catching bright green and royal purple paint scheme travel the city streets of Concord and Kannapolis. Rider has seven routes that depart and arrive at the Transit Center located at 3600 S. Ridge Avenue, Concord. All buses are ADA accessible.

In addition to providing service to many local neighborhoods, the system carries passengers to and from many of the more popular venues in Cabarrus County. The buses also stop at many of the area’s major employers allowing employees the flexibility of taking public transportation rather than cars.

Buses run from 5:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

The rack on the front of each Rider bus can accommodate 2 bikes. Mobility devices utilized by passengers must be secured in the Priority Seating area while on the bus. Strollers can be brought onto the bus, however children are not permitted to ride in strollers while on the bus. In addition, strollers must be closed and stowed safely while on the bus.

Requests for Proposal

2017 February Rider Transit Marketing RFP

Rider Transit Service Provider RFP


DBE Policy

The Concord Kannapolis Area Transit (Rider Transit) has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26. Rider Transit has received Federal financial assistance from the DOT, and as a condition of receiving this assistance, Rider Transit has signed an assurance bill that it will comply with 49 CFR Part 26.

It is the policy of the Rider Transit to ensure DBEs as defined in part 26 have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in DOT-assisted contracts. It is our policy:

  1. To ensure non-discrimination in the award and administration of DOT-assisted contracts;
  2. To create a level playing field on which DBEs can compete fairly for DOT-assisted contracts;
  3. To ensure the DBE Program is narrowly tailored in accordance with applicable law;
  4. To ensure that only firms that fully meet 49 CFR Part 26 eligibility standards are permitted to participate as DBEs
  5. To help remove barriers to the participation of DBEs in DOT-assisted contracts; and
  6. To assist the development of firms that can compete successfully in the market place outside the DBE Program.

The Transit Manager has been delegated as the DBE Liaison Officer. In that capacity the Transit Manager is responsible for implementing all aspects of the DBE program: L.J. Weslowski, Transit Manager, 3600 Ridge Avenue, Concord, NC, 28028 or call (704) 920-7433.

Implementation of the DBE program is afforded the same priority as compliance with all other legal obligations incurred by Rider Transit in its financial assistance agreements with the DOT. Rider Transit has disseminated this policy statement to the Governing Board of the agency and all of the components of the organization. We have distributed this statement to DBE and non-DBE business communities that perform work for us on DOT-assisted contracts.

Click here for details about the North Carolina Department of Transportation Bidding and Award Process.

North Carolina DBE Program Information

Concord Kannapolis Area Transit (Rider Transit) is a drug-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants are treated without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, nationality, place of national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, or mental or physical disability.

For available bus operator positions please visit or call (630) 382-1104 for employment questions.

For all other available Rider Transit administrative positions please visit or call (704) 920-5100 for additional information.

Thank you for your continued support of Rider Transit!

2013 Title VI Program Plan

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance. Specifically, Title VI provides that “no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
(42 U.S.C. Section 2000d).

The Federal Transit Administration works to ensure nondiscriminatory transportation in support of our mission to enhance the social and economic quality of life for all Americans. The FTA Office of Civil Rights is responsible for civil rights compliance and monitoring to ensure non-discriminatory provision of transit services.

For more information, go to:

Civil Rights Act of 1964

Rider is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in or denied the benefits of its transit services on the basis of race, color or national origin, as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination under Title VI, you may file a written complaint with the RIDER Transit System Office at 3600 South Ridge Avenue, Concord, NC 28025; or call Rider Customer Care at 704.920.RIDER [7433]; or by e-mail to [email protected].

Rider Transit’s complete Title VI Program Plan is available here.

How to File a Title VI Complaint

You may file a signed, written complaint 180 days to the date of the alleged discrimination. The complaint should include the following information:

  • Your name, address and how to contact you (telephone number, e-mail address, etc.)
  • How, why, when and where you believe you were discriminated against. Include the location and names and contact information of any witnesses. If the alleged incident occurred on the bus, give date, time of day and bus number.
  • You must sign your letter of complaint.

Rider cumple con el Título VI

El Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 prohíbe la discriminación en base a raza, color o nacionalidad en los programas y actividades que reciben asistencia financiera federal. Específicamente, el Título VI sostiene que “ninguna persona en los Estados Unidos debe, en base a raza, color o nacionalidad, ser excluida de participar, negársele los beneficios de o ser sujeto de discriminación en cualquier programa o actividad que reciba asistencia financiera federal.”
(42 U.S.C. Sección 2000d).

La Administración Federal de Transporte (Federal Transit Administration, FTA) trabaja para asegurar un transporte sin discriminación en apoyo de nuestra misión de ampliar la calidad de vida social y económica para todos los estadounidenses. La Oficina de Derechos Civiles de la FTA es responsable de la supervisión y el cumplimiento de los derechos civiles para asegurar la provisión sin discriminación de los servicios de transporte.

Para obtener más información, visite:

La Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964

Rider está comprometido con asegurar que ninguna persona sea excluida de participar o se le nieguen los beneficios de sus servicios de transporte en base a raza, color o nacionalidad, tal como lo protege el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964.

Si piensa que ha sido sujeto de discriminación según el Título VI, puede presentar una queja por escrito en la Oficina del Sistema de Transporte RIDER en 3600 South Ridge Avenue, Concord, NC 28025; o llamando a Rider Customer Care al 704.920.RIDER [7433]; o por correo electrónico a [email protected]

Cómo presentar una queja del Título VI

Puede presentar una queja por escrito firmada hasta 180 días después de la alegada discriminación. La queja debe incluir la siguiente información:

  • Su nombre, dirección y forma de contactarlo (número telefónico, dirección de correo electrónico, etc.).
  • Cómo, por qué, cuándo y dónde considera usted que fue discriminado(a). Incluya la ubicación y los nombres e información de contacto de cualquier testigo. Si el alegado incidente ocurrió en el autobús, brinde la fecha, hora del día y el número del autobús.
  • Debe firmar la carta de queja.