Roscommon County Transportation Authority (RCTA) started as the county wide "Dial a Ride" in 1976 but funding concerns and facility problems forced the system to temporarily close in 1977. November of 1980 brought some Michigan Department of Transportation funding commitments and Federal 5311 operating assistance and the Roscommon County Mini Bus System was born.
Rosco Mini Bus, as it was affectionately called, started in the old Denton Township offices and that was where it stayed until 1984 when the administration and fleet were moved to a rear office and warehouse area of what is now known as Oxford Automotive.
The Roscommon County Board of Commissioners continued to improve the program and received grants from the State and Federal Governments for capital money to build our own facility. The County authorized the land for the transportation building and we dedicated our building in November, 1988. Continuing the process of growth and improvement in 2004 we became an Authority with our own governing board and a new name "Roscommon County Transportation Authority".
From the date our first rider called to schedule their first ride our county wide system has grown now providing over 125,000 rides annually. RCTA will take you anywhere within the county borders and will provide connecting transportation for you to any of the surrounding counties that have available transportation. If long distance travel is in your future then you will be happy to know we also connect with Indian Trails for your further travel needs.
The mission of the Roscommon County Transportation Authority is to be the premier public transit provider committed to safety, courtesy, quality, responsiveness, efficiency and innovation.