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

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

GoTriangle Board Approves Wake Transit Plan

Yesterday, May 25th, the GoTriangle Board of Trustees unanimously voted to approve the Recommended Wake County Transit Plan! This is the second of three votes needed to put it on the ballot this fall.

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7 Reasons To Try Vanpool (With Gifs!)

Have you heard? If you join or start a new vanpool between now and May 31st, you get your first month out-of-pocket expenses rebated (up to $100!). Here are 7 reasons why now is the time to try Vanpool!

1. So Many Options
Our vanpools pickup and drop off in a variety of locations, including Cary, Raleigh, Greensboro, Apex, Garner, Mebane, Fayetteville, Oxford, Siler City, Smithfield, Clayton, and more. Find your party!

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2. More Possibilities
If our existing vanpools don’t match your commute, you can start your own! We’ll work with you and your employer to find possible passengers.

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3. We’ve Got Your Back
Emergency Ride Home is a free program in place to help you out if you or a family member gets sick or has a severe crisis, your carpool driver has to unexpectedly leave early or stay late, or you must work unscheduled overtime.

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4. Easy On Your Wallet
You can save thousands of dollars per year and wear & tear on your vehicle if you aren’t driving solo each day. In addition, GoTriangle covers your costs on maintenance, insurance, and gas!

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5. Employer Support
Several employers in the Triangle area love vanpool! That’s why we have a list of employers who provide discounts for employees who ride, check it out!

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6. Time To Relax
The extra time you get in the morning and afternoon not being in the driver’s seat can be great for getting some work done, socializing, or even sleeping!

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7. Save The Environment
Taking more cars of the road helps reduce carbon emissions, improves traffic in the triangle, among other environmental benefits! Hear why Jason loves Vanpool!

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Do you have additional questions? You’ll probably find your answer on our FAQ page. And don’t forget to follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram!

Two Link Tuesday – Predicting the Future

We love providing you with the latest in transit news, local developments, and entertaining gifs. This week is no different, so without further ado:

1. The Commute of the Future? Ford Is Working On ItNew York Times 

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Ford, the car company that made history in 1908 with the first Model T, continues to anticipate the future, this time looking towards multimodal transportation. Working with design firm Ideo, Ford wants to do more than sell cars.

Ford has sent the Ideo team on a mission to define commuting patterns of the future. Though most of Ideo’s research is still under wraps, the firm has found some commonalities in how people use transportation. Ideo split commuters into three groups: Time Trumpers, those who only care about speed of the journey; Everyday Improvers, those who look to make a familiar commute more efficient or enjoyable; and Experience Seekers, adventurous spirits who is more willing to try a new route or walk in nice weather. From this research, Ideo and Ford plan on creating group-specific apps.

2. #MondayMovieMomentTwitter 

We are always trying to think of creative ways to talk more about alternative transportation! That’s why we’ve created #MondayMovieMoment, where each week we will be talking movies with buses…or maybe bikes or carpools or walking…you get it. Yesterday’s pick was Speed(Great movie, awful use of a bus.)

Know a great movie that highlights alternative transportation? Comment below or join the conversation on Twitter at @GoSmartNC!

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