Win Big | #NewYearNewCommute

Are you considering your New Year’s Resolutions? Set yourself up for success! When you sign up for ShareTheRideNC, you get a chance at $500/month in prizes from GoPerks. GoTriangle’s personal concierge can provide you with customized assistance to find the best options for you! Scroll down to see more or visit GoTriangle.org/NewYear.

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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!

Earth Day 2016

Tomorrow (April 22nd) is Earth Day! Earth Day is an annual event celebrated worldwide to show support of environment protection. Here at GoSmart we believe we can have a small part in saving the environment through alternative transportation.

We gathered some statistics from the Census Bureau’s 2014 American Community Survey and created the following infographic. The Triangle can help our planet by using local resources such as bus, Vanpool, walking, and biking. And don’t forget to get rewards for tracking your miles with GoPerks!

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We will be celebrating Earth Day by posting fun stats on social media! Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram!

Transit Thursday: March Wrap-Up

March blog (1)Time sure flies when you’re talking transit! Before we knew it, March was gone! Here are some highlights from a exciting month:

1. #CarlessMarch Was A Success
This month I took on the challenge of going without a car. Let me tell you, it was not easy. But nothing jump starts an education in transit like using it! Did you miss my carless month? Read all the blogs here.

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This month we posted a rider profile on one of our regular transit riders, Walmer Medina. Be sure to keep checking in for more profiles coming soon!

3. A Week Of Telework
This March we celebrated Telework Week. We created this info page as a source for telework facts and our shareable infographics!

4. Welcome To The Vanpool Party
We have recently started our first-month-free promo! If any new riders join between now and May 31st, their first month will be rebated, up to $100. Learn all about it here!
If you want to know why Vanpool is awesome, read our latest blog! (It has gifs!)


There is much more to come in April, so don’t forget to follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram!

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: March 29, 2016

031916-GoTriangle-VanpoolFlyerHappy Tuesday! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Today’s Two Link is all about Vanpool and Trainy McTrainface… Confused? Read on to find out!

1. First Month Free! – Vanpool Promo

Today we are announcing a new Vanpool promo for first-time riders! If you join a vanpool between April 1 and May 31, you get the first month rebated (up to $100)! We think now is the perfect time to give it a try.

Learn more about it here – and come back on Thursday for a whole blog post dedicated to why Vanpool rocks!

2. And Now…Trainy McTrainface – Mashable

The United Kingdom’s National Environment Research Council was in the news recently for allowing the public to vote on the name of a new £200m research vessel.”Boaty McBoatface” became the #1 most voted option. One South West train station in England decided to capitalize on the news, renaming their train: Trainy McTrainface. Amazing!


How are you not following us on social media? Join the club on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram! (Transit is cool!)