(HATS) Hoke Area Transit Services is a Department of Hoke County Government. Established in 1996, the department serves as the coordinated transportation program for the County. The service area is Hoke County. Some out-of-county demand response medical service transportation is provided that may involve travel to Moore County, Cumberland Count, Durham/Chapel Hill and other surrounding counties.
HATS normal operating hours are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. HATS operate a fleet of thirteen vehicles, which are used to provide subscription, demand response, and occasional special group transportation. General Public Transportation is available on a space available need.
HOKE AREA TRANSIT SERVICES provide an average of 3200 trips on a monthly basis. Since service inception as HATS in 1996, the number of trips per month has increase by 65%. Agencies participating in the system determine passenger eligibility and call HATS to arrange transportation. Each agency is invoiced on a monthly basis, by the number of passenger miles taken per agency. The fully allocated cost of transportation is $0.89 per mile.