August is a big month for local transit agencies. There’s a new downtown route in Durham, services become more user-friendly, and a more direct route to RDU Airport.
Chapel Hill Transit Changes
On August 23rd, Chapel Hill Transit will make changes to the following fixed routes: CCX, F, FCX, HS, HU, M, NS, NU, RU, S, V, and DM. These service changes plan to increase schedule reliability, better match service to ridership and improve the efficiency of the system. Other changes include discontinuing the feeder and shared routes, ending on August 20th. Read here for more information on the fixed route changes.
Bull City Connector
Downtown Durham’s new fare-free (yes, FREE) route connects Golden Belt to Duke Hospital, with stops downtown and on Ninth Street. This new route provides frequent stops every 15 minutes Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and every 20 minutes from 6 p.m. to midnight. On Saturday, buses will arrive at stops every 20 minutes from 7 a.m. to midnight.
Making its inaugural run this past Monday, the Bull City Connector hit the pavement to rave reviews. Check out their interactive route map, FAQs and more on the official BCC website.
On Monday, Triangle Transit also rolled out new services, including the 100 which has service to RDU Airport. There is a great cheat sheet to help you determine the eliminated routes and which routes have slight changes in times.
With all of the changes a foot, make sure you plan your trip before you leave the house. If you get to your stop and need assistance, then give the GoTriangle call center a ring, 919-485-RIDE (7433).