Department Info

Hours of Operation

7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

After-Hours & Weekend Service also available


Sheila Blalock

Lisa Bailey
Assistant Director
extension 1631

Alane Gardner
Operations Manager
extension 1630

Sue Woody
Lead Operator

Nicole Buchanan

Pat Buchanan

Bobby Cain

Penny Golabek

Joe Hoilman

Jerry Kapp

Mary Jo McClellan

Sherri McKinney

Angela Seago

Billie Thomas

Sherrill Thomas



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Sheila Blalock

Sheila Blalock, Director

828.688.2139, extension 1632
Fax: 828.688.3510
TDD: 711 or 1.800.735.2962

Title VI Compliance

The Mitchell County Transportation Authority is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in or denied the benefits of the transit services we offer, consistent with the requirements of Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, as amended. For more information or to file a complaint you may contact:

Kathy Young,
Human Resource Director
Mitchell County
26 Crimson Laurel Circle, Suite 1
Bakersville, NC 28705

Department Overview

Mitchell County Transportation strives to provide eaiser mobility choices and to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for the community. The department strives to excel in providing safe, reliable, affordable, courteous public transit serives that address the needs of Mitchell County residents.

Scheduled Meetings

  • MCTA Staff Meetings & Training are every third Tuesday of the month
  • The Transportation Advisory Board meets quarterly
    Public comments are always welcome. Contact Sheila Blalock to be placed on the agenda.


The Mitchell County Transportation Authority (MCTA) is a community transportation program dedicated to meet the transportation needs of Mitchell County residents. The community transit system can help residents get to work, go shopping, get to the pharmacy, in county as well as out-of-county medical appointments or whatever the need may be. MCTA also provides transportation services by contract to a number of human service agencies such as the Senior Center, day care centers, sheltered workshop, social services, and pre-school centers.

Requesting Transportation

Obtaining a ride on community transit is quick and easy. Contact the Transportation Office with the day/time and location of a trip. It's a good idea to call in advance to schedule the trip. A Transportation representative will determine eigibility for services and help schedule the trip.

Mitchell County Transportation services are fully-accessible for people with disabilities.