Johnston County Area Transit System (JCATS)
JCATS was established in 1985 when NC Department of Transportation required consolidation of county transportation services. Prior to this, individual human service agencies such as Department of Social Services, Mental Health, Johnston County Industries, and others, each provided their own transportation.
Today, JCATS is a division of Community & Senior Services of Johnston County, Inc. (CSS), and is governed by the CSS Board along with guidance from the Transportation Advisory Board (TAB). TAB members include community representatives from county agencies, elected officials, and the general public.
JCATS operates a fleet of over thirty (30) buses and vans which are ADA compliant to assist those with specialized needs. Many of these vehicles are wheelchair accessible. JCATS offers transportation through contracting human service agencies and for the general public.
If you are a county resident, you are eligible to ride JCATS!
Funding, Support, and Policy
JCATS is one of approximately 100 transit systems across North Carolina. As a private non profit, a portion of JCATS funding is through local, state and federal grants. JCATS also receives fares from public transportation and payment from county agencies on a shared per mile basis. JCATS receives direct consulting support from NCDOT in addition to peer support from other county transit systems.
Title VI Notice to the Public of Protection under Title VI & Notice of Complaint Procedure U.S. Department of Justice regulations, 28 Code of the Federal Regulations, Section 42.405, Public Dissemination of Title VI Information, requires recipients of Federal financial assistance to publish or broadcast program information in the news media. Advertisements must state that the program is an equal opportunity program and/or indicate that Federal law prohibits discrimination. Additionally reasonable steps shall be taken to publish information in languages understood by the population eligible to be served or likely to be directly affected by senior service or transportation projects.
Community and Senior Services of Johnston County (CSS) hereby gives public notice that it is the policy of the agency 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 the Agencys policy that no person in the United States 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 Community & Senior Services of Johnston Co. (CSS) 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 CSS.***
Complaints must be filed in writing no later than 180 days after the alleged act of discrimination occurred to, 1363 W. Market St., Smithfield, NC 27577. Title VI Discrimination Complaint forms may be obtained from the CSS office at no cost by calling 919-934-6066.
Fax : (919) 202-5032
1050 W Noble St
Selma, NC 27576
The North Carolina Public Transportation Association (NCPTA) recently held its annual conference in Charlotte, NC. JCATS was honored to receive the 2016 Safety Award, presented to the community transportation system with the best safety record.
Executive Director Neal Davis noted, "Our fleet provided over 100,000 rides and traveled over 1 million miles. That's equivalent to a trip from New York to Los Angeles every day! Our well-trained and dedicated drivers made this award possible.”
“We are fortunate to have such a caring team of professionals."
~ Neal Davis