GoTriangle at the 2017 Valor Games

Last week, GoTriangle joined GoDurham, GoRaleigh and Chapel Hill Transit in donating buses and operators for transportation at Valor Games Southeast, a three-day Paralympic sports competition hosted by Bridge II Sports.

Read more about the Valor Games here and watch the video below to see the amazing service members and veterans in action!


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It’s Time for #CarlessMarch

Last year one of our very own, John Tallmadge, committed to going carless for the entire month of March. Part of his motivation was to get a firsthand understanding of what it’s like to depend on public transportation in one’s everyday life. In looking back on his experiences, I felt challenged and intrigued, something I’ve felt a lot during the last 6 months I’ve spent at GoTriangle and Triangle Transit.

Ergo, I’ve decided that #CarlessMarch is a tradition that should be carried on and I’m going to be the transit employee to take up the calling this year.

If you follow our blog you’ll have read about my experience riding the bus for the first time as well as why I’ve continued to commute this way instead of driving. Keep following along as I take a month to experience what it’s like to be a full-time DATA, Triangle Transit, Cat, and Chapel Hill Transit rider.

Photo of a Durham Bus Stop Sign with the text "Carless March"

I’ll be at bus stops like this one this entire month. If you see me say hello!

-Eleanor

If you’d like to go back and see what John wrote about his experiences follow the links below:
Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4

The Holidays are Coming

The holidays are coming. Are you ready?

Buddy the Elf is excited to hear that Santa is coming.

This is often the busiest time of the year and that definitely rings true for transit.

Family time, vacation days, holiday shopping, Christmas parties and parades pile up on top of all the end of year meetings and planning for the year ahead. That being said, there’s a lot to keep track of and we want to make sure you know where to get the most up-to-date information.

News & Events Updates

We don’t normally post transit updates here. Whether it’s a road closure or an event you should know about, our website’s news and events page is the best place to find this information. These updates span from Chapel Hill Transit to the CAT bus in Raleigh.

Email Updates

If you’re like us, you’re probably too lazy or too busy or both to constantly check our website. It’s ok. We totally understand and can bring the updates to you… just sign up for our email alerts. Whenever we post a new update it goes straight to your inbox. Too easy to be true? No. It’s seriously that easy to stay informed on what transit happenings effect you.

Go Triangle News and Alerts

Triangle Transit alerts through My Ride

August 19 brings changes to transit across the Triangle.

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I’m calling this “Big News Monday.”

Triangle Transit’s new website debuted this morning, along with a revamped ShareTheRideNC.org. To make things even more exciting, today brought service changes for Chapel Hill Transit and Triangle Transit. But wait, there’s more! The cherry on top is that today also marks the beginning of an expanded Bus On Shoulder System (BOSS). Whew!

TriangleTransit.org is more than just a pretty face. There’s the Google-integrated trip planner (you can still find the old planner at GoTriangle.org), a swag store (Buy your favorite future bus commuter a onesie! Get your own I♥Transit mug!) and MyRide, a personalized dashboard where you can save your favorite routes, trips, and stops. The Triangle Transit app (currently available for Android users, iOS users will have access soon) lets you manage your MyRide account and receive service alerts on the go. Take a look and let us know what you think!

ShareTheRideNC.org, the statewide ride matching system, also has new features and a new look. If you’ve registered you should have received an email prompting you to log in. If you haven’t registered yet, what are you waiting for? Go! The new site still gives you access to the Emergency Ride Home program, but it also lets you record your commutes on a calendar and gives you details about your gas and emissions savings. GoPoints (for new riders) and GoPerks (for those who already use the bus, bike/walk, share their ride, or work from home) are programs that will offer incentives for developing or maintaining an alt-commute. While the incentive program isn’t ready yet, you can still register for carpool matching and use the calendar feature.

Of course, Big News Monday isn’t all about what’s happening on the interwebs. BOSS turned a year old in July.   If you haven’t had the pleasure of bypassing congestion aboard a bus, check this out:

As a belated birthday present, the program added Wake County to its service area starting today. Triangle Transit buses in Wake County can now use the shoulder of I-40 West and Wade Avenue between Blue Ridge Road and the Durham Freeway in Durham County, and on I-40 East and Wade Avenue between Page Road in Durham County and Blue Ridge Road.  You can read the press release for details about how operators use the program.

The following  routes are now approved to get BOSSy when traffic slows along designated areas of I-40 and Wade Avenue:

Durham County:
• CRX – Chapel Hill Express;
• Route 800 – Chapel Hill to the Regional Transit Center via The Streets at Southpoint;
• Route 700 – Durham to the Regional Transit Center (Eastbound only on I-40); and
• Shuttle 42 between the Regional Transit Center and IBM (Eastbound only on I-40).

Wake County:
• Route 100 – Downtown Raleigh to Raleigh Durham International Airport to the Regional Transit Center;
• Route 105 – Downtown Raleigh to the Regional Transit Center;
• Route 301 – Downtown Raleigh to Cary to the Regional Transit Center;
• CRX – Chapel Hill Express; and
• DRX – Durham-Raleigh Express

So what do you think about all this? Leave us a comment if you have any questions or observations about the service changes, the new websites, or the BOSS expansion. You can also holler at us on any of our social media outlets.

Have a great week!

It’s time for service changes: Chapel Hill Transit

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Changes are coming! Some of them bigger than others.

Chapel Hill Transit (CHT) has some changes beginning Monday, Aug. 19. The fare-free provider usually adjusts its schedules in January, May, and August.

The changes include:

Routes No Longer on Detour:

CCX, CPX, J, JFX, NS, PX, RU, V and Saturday JN will return to regular routes and schedules.

Routes on Detour:

D Route: Will continue on detour until Culbreth Road is reopened and will not serve Culbreth Road, Smith Level Road or the NC 54 Bypass (Kingswood Apartments). The Culbreth Road Shuttle will continue to operate for the duration of the detour.
Route with Schedule Changes:

CM Route: Evening/night service will resume and will operate year around.
CW Route: Evening/night service will resume and will operate year around.
D Route: Evening/night service will resume and will operate year around.
J Route: Evening/night service will resume and will operate year around.
NU Route: Evening/night service will resume.
F Route: Added 7:38pm trip from Old Fayetteville Road at Pine Grove and 8:45pm trip from Colony Woods.
NS Route: Adjusted arrival of 6:05 a.m., 6:35 a.m., and 7:05 a.m. trips at Eubanks Park and Ride to better coordinate with Triangle Transit’s CRX Route.
Saturday CM: Added additional trips (effective Aug. 24, 2013).
Saturday CW: Added additional trips (effective Aug. 24, 2013).
Saturday JN: Added 9:10am trip from Estes Park Apartments (effective Aug. 24, 2013).

Safe Rides:
Safe Ride provides increased transportation during late night hours will begin operating again on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013. This service operates only on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings when UNC is in session.

Park and Ride Permits:
As of Aug. 15, 2013 permits will be required to park in the following CHT lots: Carrboro Plaza, Eubanks, Southern Village and Jones Ferry. Monthly and annual permits for park and ride lots are available for purchase online:  http://www.townofchapelhill.org/index.aspx?page=2221. Daily permits will be available for purchase at each lot. UNC park and ride permits will be honored in CHT lots. Additionally, certain Triangle Transit CRX riders are exempt. Check here for details.

EZ Rider:
EZ Rider, CHT’s paratransit service for those not able to use the regular fixed-route system, will operate from 5:30 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Monday – Friday), from 8:15 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. (Saturdays) and from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. (Sundays).

New schedules are available here and printed schedules should be available on buses next week.

NextBus predictions may be impacted by the service changes for the week following Aug. 19, 2013. Please refer to printed and online schedules during this time.

For complete information about CHT services, schedules, route changes or directions to the nearest CHT stop, visit us at www.chtransit.org, email chtransit@townofchapelhill.org, or call a CHT customer service representative at 919-969-4900 (press 1).

Connect with #Transit in the Triangle

Travelers want technology to be better integrated into public transportation and for public transportation providers to embrace social media.

That little snippet was taken from this Accenture news release about their global survey of transit users. The survey polled 4,500 people in major cities around the world. While transit here in the Triangle isn’t exactly world-class (yet!), we’ve got some pretty good tech to make travel easier. In addition to our real-time arrival system, GoLive, many of the agencies that are a part of GoTriangle are active on social media.

Read on for a list of how you can reach out and talk to your favorite bus. Remember, these accounts aren’t monitored 24/7 (usually 8-5pm M-F), so for customer service questions please call 919-485-RIDE (7433).  Continue reading

Good Friday Service Details for Triangle Buses

On March 29th, in observance of Good Friday, the following transit service will be provided: 

Triangle Transit – Running Saturday service
DATA– Normal schedule in which service is provided from 5:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

  • DATA’s administration office will be closed on Friday, March 29 and will reopen under its normal schedule on Monday, April 1.
  • The Bull City Connector will also operate on its regular schedule in which service is provided every 15 minutes from 6:22 a.m. to midnight.

C-Tran – Normal schedule for all Fixed-Routes

CAT – Normal Schedule

Chapel Hill Transit – Saturday Schedule with no U or NU routes.

Wolfline – service will end at 10pm on March 27th (no night/wolfprowl/no weekend service).

  • On March 28th & 29th, we will operate on limited service (Routes 6, 7, 8 only).
  • Our Sunday/Holiday shuttle will run from 8pm-midnight on March 31st.
  • On April 1st, all regular Wolfline service will resume.

Have a safe holiday weekend!