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Sharon Robinson

Assistant Director:

Matthew Stephens


Administrative Operations Coordinator:

Francie Barnes


1519 Carthage Road, Section 6,
Lumberton, NC 28358


Office Hours:

Monday – Friday, 8:15 am – 5:15 pm

Telephone: (910) 618-5679      TTY: 800-735-2962

                     (910) 618-5697

                     (910) 618-5696


Fax: (910) 618-5716     Voice: (877) 735-8200

South East Area Transit System (SEATS) is Robeson County’s Community Transportation Program. SEATS provides human service agency and rural general public transportation for Robeson County residents. The North Carolina Department of Transportation Public Transportation Division, the United States Department of Transportation and Robeson County provide operating and capital assistance for the program.SEATS has established routes through Robeson County operating from Monday through Friday, 5:30 am to 5:30 pm, and in Lumberton on Saturday, 5:00 am to 2:00 pm for the general public and agency-sponsored passengers. SEATS provides scheduled routes for out-of-county medical trips to Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Fayetteville, Laurinburg and Pinehurst. All of SEATS’ vehicles are accessible to passengers with disabilities.

To request service, call SEATS office  by 12:00 noon the day before service request is needed. Reservations are required, therefore, requests for transportation are considered on a first come – first served basis.

Rural general public riders are required to pay a fare of $ 2.00 each time they board a transit vehicle. Passengers whose transportation is sponsored by an agency are not charged a fare. Fare boxes are located on transit vehicles. Transit tickets may be purchased from drivers and the SEATS’ office.


Out-of-Town medical trips are scheduled with the Department of Social Services Medicaid Transportation. The direct number for Medicaid Transportation is (910) 671-3525.


The SEATS Transportation Advisory Council meets on the 4th Wednesday at 10:00 am; February, May, August, November and December, to assist SEATS in establishing policies and address financial issues. This meeting is open to the public. If you plan to attend a TAC meeting, contact transit staff for meeting location.

Transportation Advisory Council Board Members

Raymond Cummings, Commissioner; Chairman

Fran Ray, Providence Place; Vice-Chairman

James Moore, Lumberton; Secretary

Twilla Allen, LRCOG/Area Agency on Aging

Anita McGill, At Large Member

Carla Kinlaw, Rob. Co. Finance Director

Glenn Locklear, Monarch

William Smith, Health Dept.

Dwayne Black, Public Schools of Rob. Co.

Andrew Collier, RCC&CC

Gosnold Floyd Jr., At-Large-Member

Peggy Davis, NC Works

Chris Oxendine, Robeson Co. Veterans Service

Ronnie Sampson, RCC

Paul Ivey, City of Lumberton

Ronald Oxendine; LRCOG/Workforce Development

Sandra Cox; DSS

Ardallia Brown; SCFSNC, Inc.,

Jason King; Robeson County Assistant Manager.


Meetings are held at the Robeson County School Bus Garage



The SEATS Transportation Safety & Review Committee meets every quarter, to address safety issues and review SEATS accidents. The time and location are available upon request.

It is the policy of SEATS to ensure compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 49 CPR, Part 21, related statutes and regulations that ensure that no person in the U.S. shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, age, national origin or disability, be excluded from participation in, or be denied the benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against should contact the SEATS’ office at (910) 618-5679 or the Office of Civil Rights and Business Development, Title VI unit, at (919) 508-1808.

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