The County of Lee Transit System (COLTS) is a coordinated transit system that provides transportation services for the general public and human service agencies in Lee County.
Current agencies & organizations that contract with COLTS to provide services for their customers include:
Department of Social Services, Public Health Department, Center for Independent Living, Senior Services, Lee County Industries, Piedmont HIV Health Care Consortium, Skilled Nursing Centers, Central Carolina Hospital, Sandhills Center for Mental Health, Retirement Facilities, Central Carolina Community College, Group Homes, Vocational Rehabilitation.
How To Use COLTS
Passengers who are customers of a human service agency should contact the sponsoring agency to reserve their ride. Qualifications vary among agencies in Lee County. All reservations require 2 business days notice.
If you or someone you know have special transportation needs, call the human service agency that you think is appropriate or call the COLTS office. We will assist in determining eligiblity for services through agencies that contract with COLTS.
Ridership is available for the general public
COLTS vehicles travel daily Monday through Friday throughout the Sanford City limits and Lee County. If you need a ride and we can pick you up without veering too far from our established routes, we will be happy to assist. Contact our office for the current fee schedule, 919.776.7201.
Prepay by Purchasing Vouchers
For your convenience, vouchers are available so that you do not need to rely on cash as payment when riding with COLTS.
Transportation for medical needs
The Department of Social Services contracts with COLTS to provide transportation for clients to out-of-county medical facilities. This service is available for Medicaid clients who have medical needs that cannot be met in Lee County.
Out-of-county medical services for the general public can be arranged when COLTS vehicles have scheduled out-of-county trips and space available. Contact our office for the current fee schedule, 919.776.7201.
Accessibility for physically challenged
COLTS has lift vans available for physically challenged persons who are in wheelchairs or have mobility concerns.
Need a ride to Work?
Do you have a new job and need transportation? COLTS can also transport you and your child for daycare drop off and/or pick up around your work hours! COLTS vans operate 7 a.m.—6 p.m., Monday—Friday.
Hours of operation
COLTS business hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., operational hours are 7:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Cancellation messages can be left on the voicemail machine after hours.
The Enrichment Center
1615 S. Third Street
Sanford, NC 27330
COLTS is funded through The NC Department of Transportation, the Federal Government, local resources and the general public.
If you have a question about transportation services in Lee County, please call our office:
COLTS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disabling condition.
All COLTS drivers are certified in defensive driving and passenger assistance techniques.
Our drivers are always helpful and courteous. Our vehicles are always clean and comfortable!
COLTS is a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Participant