In January, we discussed vanpool as a Fortify Project commute option. Since Triangle Transit provides the van, insurance, and maintenance of the vehicle, it can be a great alternative for commuters leaning towards carpooling but who are hesitant to use their own vehicle.
Recently, we also heard from a seasoned vanpool rider who travels the Fortify route daily. If you’ve been considering a vanpool but haven’t joined yet, check out Janet Langley’s letter below:
Dear TTA & Staff,
I just want to thank you for the services you provide to the people of North Carolina. I have ridden (and served as back-up driver) on several of the TTA Vanpools that leave from the Harnett & Johnston County areas. I was one of the original riders from Coats NC when the vanpools were first introduced. That was 28 + years ago. At first I was hesitant because of not having my own vehicle available for emergencies, errands, etc. I soon became hooked and dreaded those days when I did have to drive in to Downtown Raleigh. It has been a terrific experience and I encourage everyone to give it a try.
The service you have provided has been priceless to me personally. As of March 1, 2014, I will be officially retired! Had it not been for your vanpool program, I would have never been able to stay with State Government for 30 years. I’ve met tons of great people and will miss them dearly. I won’t miss that commute but TTA has definitely been a God send to me and made it so much easier to get up and go to work every day.
Once again, THANK YOU. May God continue to bless this organization and may you have continued success.
Thank you for sharing your story, Janet! Best of luck with retirement and thank you for choosing vanpool!
Blog readers, if you’d like to take the first step to join a vanpool, visit the Triangle Transit vanpool information page. We’re always happy to hear from Triangle commuters, so if you’d like to submit your own rider story, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.