Regional Transit Agency

NARCOG Regional Transit Agency COVID-19 Guidelines and Safety Precautions

Many of those served through our agency are older adults and individuals with severe underlying chronic medical conditions. These are the individuals the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates are at higher risk for developing serious complications from the Coronavirus.

Our agency is taking the necessary steps to protect our riders and our employees. The following operating procedures are in effect.

  • Two or more passengers per trip based on the priority of the trips and locations.
  • Passengers must wear facial masks that completely cover the nose and mouth.  CDC Requirement 
  • Passengers are advised to stay at home if they are sick.
  • Passengers are encouraged to limit unnecessary travel.
  • Passengers are requested to avoid close contact and maintain a distance of 6 feet.
  • Drivers will disinfect vehicles on a continuous basis.

We are currently scheduling trips for people to and from COVID-19 vaccination locations to support vaccine distribution to underserved populations.

Schedule a Ride by calling - 256-580-2088

The NARCOG Regional Transit Agency operates in Lawrence and Morgan County and serves both rural and urban areas. This service is available by scheduling a ride at least 24 hours in advance and no later than 2:00pm the day before by calling the number listed above.  

Hours of Operation:  Monday through Friday from 7:00am until 5:00pm.

The NARCOG Regional Transit Agency is closed on the following holidays:

New Year's Day                       Friday, December 31, 2021
Martin Luther King, Jr Day     Monday, January 17, 2022
President's Day                       Monday, February 21, 2022
Memorial Day                          Monday, May 30, 2022
Independence Day                 Monday, July 24, 2022
Labor Day                                Monday, September 5, 2022
Veterans Day                          Friday, November 11, 2022
Thanksgiving Day                  Thursday, November 24 2022
Black Friday                             Friday, November 25 2022
Christmas Eve                         Friday, December 23 2022
Christmas Day                        Monday, December 26 2022
New Year's Day                      Monday, January 2 2023


Urban Area - Decatur, Hartselle and Trinity

Each one-way trip is $2

Rural Area

Each rural trip is $2 for every 5 miles. No one-way rural trip is over $10.

Trips outside of the NARCOG RTA service area are $1 per mile and are limited to a 50-mile radius of the NARCOG office and must remain inside the State of Alabama. Fares must be paid in exact change upon boarding. Connect cards are available for $20 and can be purchased at the NARCOG Transit office or from a NARCOG Transit driver.

Connect Card Sample

The NARCOG Regional Transit Agency is a cooperative program of the North Central Alabama Regional Council of Governments in conjunction with the Lawrence County Commission, the Morgan County Commission, the City of Decatur, the Alabama Department of Transportation and the Federal Transit Administration. NARCOG Regional Transit Agency serves the transportation needs of the general public throughout Lawrence and Morgan counties.

Title VI Notice

Rural Transportation Planning

NARCOG provides transportation planning for our communities in the rural areas of the region outside of the Decatur Metropolitan Area. Our rural transportation program enhances the movement of people, goods and services by providing a cooperative planning forum for community leaders and transportation providers to have an open dialogue with the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) officials on the status of projects and transportation related issues and projects in our region.

Human Services Coordinated Transportation Plan (HSCTP)

The primary goal of this coordinated plan is to minimize duplication, increase transit services, and receive input from transportation service providers, human service providers and the public. The purpose of the HSCTP is to improve transportation services for persons with disabilities, older adults and individuals with lower incomes by ensuring that communities coordinate transportation resources provided through multiple federal programs.


HSCTP Graphic

Rural Planning Organization (RPO)

The North Central Alabama Regional Council of Governments (NARCOG) along with the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) sponsors a cooperative rural transportation planning process, which provides a dialogue between local rural elected officials and the ALDOT concerning transportation related issues in our region. The Rural Planning Organization (RPO) is comprised of elected officials from Cullman, Lawrence and Morgan counties as well as advisors and technical members such as planners, engineers, and economic development specialists.

The goals of the North-central Alabama Rural Planning Organization (NARPO) are: 1) a well-managed rural transportation planning process; 2) an effective transportation committee structure; 3) a comprehensive data library and distribution source; 4) reports that are useful to the Alabama Department of Transportation and the local governments; and 5) a well-informed Rural Transportation Planning Organization Committee who actively participates in the rural transportation planning process.

The activities of the NARPO are financed in part by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Transit Administration, the Alabama Department of Transportation, and tasked to the NARCOG in fulfillment of requirements set forth in 23 USC 134 and 135 (as amended by the FAST Act, Sections 1201 and 1202, December 4, 2015). The contents of this website do not necessarily reflect the official views or policy of the U. S. Department of Transportation. The NARPO is committed to ensuring public participation in the development of all transportation plans and programs. It is the goal of the RPO that the transportation planning process will be accessible, transparent, and inclusive. The RPO is and will be compliant with all Title VI programs, processes, and procedures including, but not limited to, 42 USC 2000d. 

Recent Projects

RPO Brochure

For archived information about the Rural Planning Organization (RPO), interactive maps, news, and documents please Click Here.




Post Office Box C
Decatur, Alabama 35602


216 Jackson Street SE
Decatur, Alabama 35601


8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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