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City of Concord
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Founded 1796 (incorporated 1806)


Mon - Fri:8:00 am-5:00 pm

Concord's history dates back over 200 years. Back in the late 1700's, it seems there was a disagreement between the German and Scots-Irish settlements in the area over exactly where the County seat of the newly formed county of Cabarrus should be located. A compromise was eventually reached, and the new city was founded in 1796 on a 26 acre site. The city was named Concord, meaning "harmony," to reflect the spirit in which the issue was settled. When you look at Concord today and see the wonderful mixture of progress and heritage, the perfect blend of business, industrial, and residential life, you can see that Concord still embodies the meaning of its name - "harmony."

The mission of the City of Concord is to partner with our community to deliver services, preserve, protect and enhance the quality of life and plan for the future.

All-America City, 2004; APPA RP3 designation, 2010

Public Transit
Nine buses with an eye-catching bright green and royal purple paint scheme travel the city streets of Concord and Kannpolis. Rider has seven routes that depart and arrive at the Transit Center located at 3600 S. Ridge Avenue, Concord. All buses are ADA accessible.

In addition to providing service to many local neighborhoods, the system carries passengers to and from many of the more popular venues in Cabarrus County. The buses also stop at many of the area’s major employers allowing employees the flexibility of taking public transportation rather than cars.

Buses run from 5:30 AM until 8:30 PM, Monday through Friday and 8:30 AM until 8:30 PM on Saturdays.

The rack on the front of each Rider bus can accommodate 2 bikes. Mobility devices utilized by passengers must be secured in the Priority Seating area while on the bus. Strollers can be brought onto the bus, however children are not permitted to ride in strollers while on the bus. In addition, strollers must be closed and stowed safely while on the bus.

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