Job skills, better bus service & smart commutes…

If you need a job, a smarter commute, or want to see improved bus service in Durham, you’re in luck– there are some great workshops happening this month.

Smart Commuting in the Triangle
Where: South Regional Library in Durham
 When: Sunday, January 8, 3-4p.m.

Join Naima Rorie, Transit Education Specialist of Clean Energy Durham,  and Dale McKeel, Pedestrian & Bicycle Coordinator for the City of Durham, as they share ideas on shaping a lower-cost, more efficent & sustainable commute using public transportation, ridesharing, and bikes. No registration required. Co-sponsored by South Durham Green Neighbors

Designing Better Bus Service in Durham
Where: Varies, check the events page.
When: Varies, check the events page.

The City of Durham and Triangle Transit are looking at ways to improve DATA’s bus service. Community outreach began in March 2011 to collect information about citizens’ priorities for transit service and ideas for improvement. Four phases of public workshops have been scheduled to allow members of the public to review materials and provide comments. Phase 1 was completed in December and phase 2 starts January 10. Come see initial recommendations for service changes at any one of the meetings scheduled through February 1. See the full event schedule here.

Free Workshop to Teach Job Search Strategies 
 Thursday, January 19, 9am-12pm
Where:  Durham Station Transportation Center, Second floor

Durham JobLink Career Center and the City of Durham Office of Economic & Workforce Development in partnership with Triangle Transit and the Durham Area Transit Authority present an employability workshop. Durham residents are invited to come and learn new strategies on how to pursue effective employment searches in today’s job market. Workshop attendees will develop an understanding of the business side of the job search and gather tools to apply to their own job search plan. The information provided in these sessions can be used by the unemployed, underemployed, career transitioner, or the budding entrepreneur.

 Seating is limited; therefore the deadline to reserve tickets to attend this workshop is January 18. For more information, or to reserve tickets, contact Malcolm Cook at (919) 354-2748 or via email at


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