Random Acts of Kindness on the Bus

2005358How far do transit drivers go for their customers?

Transit drivers cover an average of 163 miles on an average weekday. Paratransit operators—those who help transport people with disabilities—cover an average of 146 miles on weekdays. To serve customers at peak travel periods, operators report as early as 5 a.m. on weekdays to work and leave as late as midnight, depending on their shift.

As they ride the bus, many of our customers have told us their transit drivers take the time to help with acts of kindness that go way beyond their jobs. As we celebrate Bus Transit Appreciation Day we’re sharing a few of their comments and inviting you to send us your own on Facebook and Twitter as we celebrate Transit Driver Appreciation Day. Continue reading

Spring Break Escape? Catching the Bus to RDU Is Easy

new_bus_6_100routecroppedThinking of taking a plane for a spring getaway or to visit family and friends? There’s an easy way to get to RDU International Airport from West Raleigh and downtown Raleigh. Skip parking fees and get dropped directly at your airport terminal by hopping on the Route 100 bus, seven days a week for $2.25.

Students from North Carolina State University and Meredith College have another reason to celebrate as they leave campus for spring break flights! They can now climb aboard a Route 100 bus with no need to pay taxi fees to catch their planes. The bus runs every 30 minutes in peak hours and uses the Bus on Shoulder System (BOSS) system to stay on schedule. BOSS allows authorized transit buses with trained drivers to drive on the shoulders of selected freeways at low speeds to bypass congestion. Continue reading

Valentine’s Dining Delights Accessible by Bus

 

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Brightleaf Square (Photo courtesy of Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau)

Romance your Valentine by heading out by bus to dine in downtown Raleigh and Durham! The time you save looking for parking, you could be gazing into your loved one’s eyes or feasting on culinary delights! Check out these Valentine’s Day dining destinations and prix fixe menus.

 

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GoTogether: The Exploris School

4-exploris-emissionsThe Exploris School is a charter school in downtown Raleigh and one of the first model STEM schools in North Carolina. With no bus services available for their students, they encourage parents to carpool or students to take the bus. These alternative options not only reduce carbon emissions but have encouraged independence in students.

Summer Clayton, executive director of The Exploris School, says, “We never want transportation to be a barrier for students that are able to get to Exploris and attend our school.” Continue reading

Route 100 | #NewYearNewCommute

route-100-nync-1Whether you are a daily bus commuter or have never stepped on a bus in your life, Route 100 is the perfect ride for you.

Route 100 is a GoTriangle route with stops at Regional Transit Center in Durham, GoRaleigh (formerly Moore Square) Station in Raleigh, and RDU International Airport. We think catching a ride on Route 100 is a perfect transit option to get you to and from your airport terminal. Continue reading

GoTriangle Storm Relief Bus

storm-relief-logoGoTriangle is partnering with WRAL-TV, United Way & Raleigh-Durham International Airport to help communities in eastern North Carolina impacted by Hurricane Matthew by collecting and delivering critical need supplies.

We need you! Bring canned goods and more to help fill the GoTriangle Storm Relief Bus on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 5am-7pm at Carter-Finley Stadium Lot, Gate A, Trinity Rd. in Raleigh. Continue reading

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!