GoTogether: Father and Son

Ben AugustBen August commutes to work everyday by bike with his son. From his house in Carrboro where he lives with his wife and three children, Ben and his 6-year-old son Jacob start their journey every morning together. First stop, kindergarten! Once Jacob locks his bike and heads to class, Ben jumps back on his bike to continue to work in Chapel Hill. Continue reading

Will You Dump The Pump?

2015_DTP_PrintReadyArtwork_ButtonDump the Pump Day, sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association, is an annual day that encourages people to ride public transportation, to take them where they need to go, instead of driving a car.

Tomorrow, June 16, 2016, we will be celebrating Dump The Pump here at GoTriangle! We believe public transportation is a convenient travel option that also helps people save money. According to APTA’s June Transit Saving Report, a two-person household can save, on average, $9,474 annually by downsizing to one car. That’s a lot of money! Continue reading

Two Link Tuesday: May 17, 2016

May has been busy month for transit! We’ve had a blast celebrating Bike Month, promoting Vanpool, and announcing proposed service changes! Here are two links to keep you up-to-date with transit news in the Triangle.

WakeLogo1. Wake County Transit Plan –
The recommended plan is designed to change transportation in Wake County by offering services such as more frequent buses and a commuter rail linking parts of the Triangle.

Formal Public Hearing | Wednesday, May 18, 5pm | Raleigh Convention Center. Rm 402 +

2. A Cyclist Is Traveling Around the U.S. Using Only Bike and Rail – CityLab
Elena Studier, an intern for the National Association of Railroad Passengers, is on a 38-day journey across the United States to highlight the importance of integrated, multi-modal transportation. She will be stopping in both Charlotte and Raleigh.

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As always, follow us on social media:  FacebookTwitter, and Instagram! Join in on the Bike Month conversation using #GoSmartBike.

National Public Transportation Career Day

APTAWhen you think jobs in transit, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Probably bus operators, right? Well what about these ones?

Mechanic. Engineer. Dispatcher. Marketer. Designer. Accountant. Safety Officer. Transit Planner. Employer Outreach Coordinator. Administrative Assistant. Customer Service Rep. Lawyer.

It takes a lot of awesome individuals to keep a transit company going each day. Today on National Public Transportation Career Day we want to celebrate these jobs and the vast array of opportunities available in public transportation!

We will be tweeting fun facts all day on GoSmart’s Twitter. Dive in to a few more transit careers right here:

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