A non-monotonic meanline angle distribution technique with local negative camber is applied to a transonic rotor blade from the hub area to tip with the inlet Mach number varying from subsonic to low supersonic. The blade passage area is controlled by the non-monotonic meanline angle distribution, which results in reduced peak Mach number and weakened or removed shock wave. The negative camber is used downstream of the throat and hence it does not affect the flow passing capability of the blade section. The design point efficiency is significantly increased and the stall margin at part speed is also improved. Detailed results are given in the paper.