Add Your Comments to the Durham and Orange Counties’ Transit Plans

Mangum-Pettigrew-prop-draft-03An Amtrak station in Hillsborough, expanded bus service in Chapel Hill and Durham, and a 17.7-mile light rail project connecting major destinations in Durham and Orange counties are just a few transit proposals that residents can address in a comment period this month.

Durham and Orange counties, the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC), and GoTriangle have updated the counties’ transit plans at the request of the Federal Transit Administration and are seeking public comment until April 21. A series of public workshops on the plans begins Monday in both counties.  Find the plans online at ourtransitfuture.com/plans. Continue reading

Play More | #NewYearNewCommute

Durham Farmers' Market

Durham Farmers’ Market (Photo courtesy of Stewart Waller / Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau)

Find yourself rushing from work to home or school and back with little “you” time? What if this year you resolved to put more play in your life while exploring fun things to do and see right here in the Triangle?

Hopping on the Bull City Connector—a fare-free ride—offers a chance to see Durham like a tourist as the bus stops at major attractions, and many are free to visit.
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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

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.”

See racery.com/blog for the post I just rewrote on/about this bus.

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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