Ride the Bus to 24 Must-See Destinations in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Courtesy NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Enjoy dining at downtown Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill restaurants? Want to explore the Triangle’s historic places and museums? Let transit be your ride, and you won’t have to find or pay for parking. Plus, on Thursday, Sept. 21, GoDurham, GoTriangle, GoRaleigh and GoCary invite you to ride fare free!

Here are some fun places to visit along with the bus routes that serve them. Take advantage of free Wi-Fi on GoTriangle and GoDurham along the way! Continue reading

Guest Post: Why a longer commute makes me 4X happier

Henry Copeland, the founder of Racery.com (an app that boosts motivation, team spirit, and fitness), recently gave GoTriangle‘s Route 405 a try. Route 405 is the GoTriangle connection between Chapel Hill and Durham. Copeland was surprised to find joy in transit: “What started a few weeks back as a one-day experiment has turned into a psychic journey that’s been full of pleasant surprises.”

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GoTogether with GoTriangle

#GoTogether v2.pngGoTriangle is excited to launch a new education and awareness campaign, GoTogether, sharing real commuter stories to inspire our community to seek viable travel options to work, school, doctor’s appointments and other important places, without driving alone in a car.

“The Triangle is a great place to live, work and play. Because of that, more than a million people already call this region home, and we are growing every day. Rapid growth also means increased congestion and a higher demand for more travel options to support the high quality of life in our community,” said GoTriangle Communications Director Mike Charbonneau. “As Wake, Durham and Orange counties talk about the future of transit, we also want to show our community the options available today to GoTogether.”

Every day thousands of Triangle citizens use a bus, carpool, vanpool, bike, or walk instead of driving alone. Some seek alternatives to save money, relax, be more productive on their commute or to reduce their carbon footprint. Others rely on the transit network to get where they need to go and to connect to greater opportunities. GoTogether highlights the stories of Triangle commuters, from a father and son biking duo to a creative entrepreneur who uses his bus trip to get a jump on the day. Riders share why and how their commute works for them.

Watch their stories here and learn more at gotogethernc.com:

We want to hear your stories! Share with us using #GoTogether and tag us on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram – text, pictures, and videos are all welcome!

Try Transit: Destinations

destinations-graphicYou want to explore the Triangle, we want to get you there! There are several events happening this month and we have the routes to transport you.

During the week, GoTriangle’s express routes get commuters to and from work and school during peak hours. However, did you know that on the weekends it’s still possible to get across the region? You can explore all the Triangle has to offer with these GoTriangle routes: Continue reading

Carrboro Now Has Express Bus Service to Durham! Here’s How to Use It

This blog post originally appeared on Patrick McDonough’s CityBeautiful21 blog. McDonough is GoTriangle’s Manager of Planning and Transit Oriented Development.

IMG_0275Monday, August 8th was an exciting day – for the first time ever, we now have direct regional bus service to and from Downtown Carrboro!  GoTriangle Route 405, which currently runs between Chapel Hill and Durham, will be extended into Carrboro and will provide service during rush hour between Carrboro and Durham.  A big crowd was on hand Monday morning to greet the new buses. Here are the key things to know about the new Route 405: Continue reading