Friendships | #NewYearNewCommute

friendships-1If your New Year’s resolution is to find time to build relationships, your ticket to success could be finding a new way to commute with others. GoTriangle’s #NewYearNewCommute campaign is helping many local residents chart new routes to togetherness.

Whether you’re traveling to work or school, check out how you can turn time on the road into closer connections with friends and family as these local folks did: 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

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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Why You Should Be Riding Transit Right Now

#GoTogether walk.pngOn Tuesday, GoTriangle launched their GoTogether campaign, sharing a new websitelaunch video, and asking riders to share their story using #GoTogether.

The day was filled with wonderful stories of multimodal experiences, friends who travel together, and transit camaraderie. Still on the fence about transit? Let current riders ease your worries: 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!

Transit Riders Respond to Gas Crisis

gotriangle arrowEarlier this week, North Carolinians were hit with the news of a statewide gas shortage. GoTriangle reminded commuters of their transit travel options, including the wide variety of regional bus routes available.

All week, we were happy to find people sharing their transit stories, including frequent bus riders who didn’t have to worry about the gas crisis and new riders who took this opportunity to try transit.

Here are some of their stories. And if you have a story to share, connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Learn more about Try Transit Month at gotriangle.org/trytransit. Continue reading