Four County Transit

Serving Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell, and Tazewell counties

Four County Transit, a division of Appalachian Agency for Senior Citizens, is the public transit provider for Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazewell counties in Southwest Virginia. It operates a deviated fixed route with specified stops and times but can pick up by request up to 3/4-mile off the route. Buses stop at designated locations along the routes.

Currently, transit is operating fare-free. Town routes stop at low-income housing, shopping centers, hospitals, pharmacies, grocery stores and other places where people need to go. Individuals may call 48 hours in advance with pick-up requests.

Four County Transit focuses not only on mobility but affords freedom and increased quality of life for the citizens of the area. It is the connection that binds the counties, towns and residents together.

Anyone Can Ride

Anyone of any age can ride Four County Transit’s public routes. Transportation coordinators are available to answer questions Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., excluding major holidays.

Why You Should Ride

Riding the bus saves money, eases traffic congestion, and pollutes less — per passenger mile — than private vehicles. It is estimated that public transportation use in the United States saves more than 1 billion gallons of gasoline each year.

Sometimes there are too many vehicles on the road. More cars on the road equals more opportunities for traffic accidents. Heavier traffic can translate into a longer, more stressful commute to work. Plus, the more time spent driving in cars, the more cars experience wear and tear.

In the U.S., 82 percent of human-made greenhouse emissions are carbon dioxide emissions. When chemical particulates hang in the air, they are breathed into lungs and can cause or worsen bronchial or pulmonary illness. Air pollutants also contribute to acid rain, which in turn seeps into groundwater, streams, and lakes. It kills soil organisms, introduces toxins to plants and animals, and slows the growth of trees. The ecosystem is a vital component of air quality. If it’s destroyed, the ability to breathe is destroyed. By contributing fewer pollutants that produce smog and greenhouse gases, public transportation helps maintain national air quality standards.

Monday through Friday, 34 million times each day, people in this country use public transportation. Join us, won’t you?

Links to other area public transit services

Mountain Lynx Transit

MEOC Transit

Graham Transit

Bluefield Transit