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ICATS Transportation Service

Iredell County Area Transportation System (ICATS) is a Community Transportation Program that serves human service consumers as well as the general public. ICATS operates as a ride-sharing system that enables routes and schedules to be structured to transport multiple passengers to multiple destinations. Services are provided through fixed routes, subscription routes, and demand-response service trips. ICATS wants to make public transportation work for everyone. We welcome suggestions for ways to improve our service.

Please help improve the local transportation options.

​The N.C. Department of Transportation is developing the Public Transportation Statewide Strategic Plan to improve bus, rail, and paratransit services across the state by better matching transit services to the needs of North Carolinians. Stakeholders and the public are invited to provide input at community workshops across the state as part of the North Carolina Public Transportation Statewide Strategic Plan. The workshops are free and open to the public. No registration is necessary to attend. Community workshop dates, times, and locations are available on the project website.

Please let us know how are we doing.

  • ICATS Mission Statement

    • To provide safe, on-time, and reliable transportation to the citizens of Iredell County.
  • ICATS Vision 

    • To be a respected and reliable source of transportation that is in the forefront of citizens' minds when considering transportation options. 


Wait Time / Rider Readiness

Drivers can only wait for a passenger up to 5 minutes after arriving for pick up. If a passenger will not be ready for the scheduled pick-up, the passenger should call the dispatch office as soon as possible. Drivers are not allowed to enter private homes, apartments, doctors' offices, grocery stores, office buildings, etc. to look for passengers or notify them of the van's arrival.

Cancellations And/Or No-Show

If a passenger cannot take a scheduled trip, the passenger must call 2 hours before their pick-up time to cancel. Trips before 8:00 am must be canceled the day before. Passengers are encouraged to cancel their reservation as soon as they know a trip will not be taken. Voice mail service is available after hours, on weekends and on holidays. If a passenger elects not to take a trip or fails to cancel the trip less than the requested 2 hours before the pick-up time, a 'no-show' trip is recorded. Three 'no-show' trips will result in a suspension of services.

Hearing Impaired

For hearing impaired passengers, please call 711 for the Telecommunications Relay Services. Or, call 800-735-2962(TDD/TTY) or 800-735-8262 (voice).