Noon Rotary goes on ride with transportation

Published 6:24 pm Friday, August 10, 2018

Introduced by club member Elena Cameron, Ronda Suggs delivered a presentation explaining the Beaufort County Transit System function, along with a summary of recent activity, to the Washington (noon) Rotary Club this week.

Suggs is transportation manager of BATS, which is operated by Beaufort County Developmental Center. It mission is “to provide safe, reliable public transportation in a respectful manner for the citizens of Beaufort County.”

Further information found on its web site explains: “Beaufort Area Transit System (BATS) provides transportation needs for the general public, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. The cost of transportation depends on the geographic location of the origin and destination. Beaufort Area Transit is a division of the Beaufort County Developmental Center, Inc. Beaufort Area Transit is instrumental in helping BCDC accomplish its mission to empower citizens with disabilities.”

The Transit System assists clients with transportation to many activities including:

  • Nutritional sites for meals
  • Medical appointments
  • Drug Stores
  • Grocery Stores
  • Work
  • Class/School
  • Shopping

For more information, visit or contact Ronda Suggs at 252-946-5778 or

Washington (noon) Rotary consists of volunteers within Beaufort County dedicating their efforts to charitable causes both locally and those to which its parent organization subscribes. Each year, this local group has raised and disbursed funds to local non-profits through creative fundraising activities.

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