Fact Finder: Transit in the Triangle

March 10, 2010 

A citizens' advisory panel is helping Triangle-area officials map out proposals to extend rail, streetcar and expanded bus service across Wake, Durham and Orange counties — and into bustling bedroom communities nearby. Check these links to learn more about current and future transit in North Carolina's capital region.

Commuting Information

N.C. Department of Transportation
Find out what information the state has about commuting, regarding construction projects in your area, HOV lanes, road conditions and traffic cameras.

N.C. Traveler Information
Get realtime information on severe or unusual congestion for all roads maintained by N.C. Dept. of Transportation.

Go Triangle
Great link to all the transportation resources in the Triangle. Get information on carpooling, vanpooling, telecommuting and more.

Getting There by ... Bus

Triangle Transit
A public agency operated by local governments in the three counties, offering intercity bus service and serves as an umbrella for a low-key effort to build seamless connections between local transit lines in Raleigh, Cary, Durham and Chapel Hil.

Capital Area Transit (CAT)
Find bus routes and schedules, maps, fares and planned detours for the Raleigh area.

Accessible Raleigh Transit (ART)
The City of Raleigh provides transportation services for people with disabilities. Check here for qualifications, fees and contact information.

The Town of Cary's transit service offers a fixed route and door-to-door service. check here to see where you can catch the bus, how to purchase tickets and how to reserve door-to-door service.

Durham Area Transit Authority (DATA)
Get information on fares, trip planning, maps and more.

Chapel Hill Transit
The Chapel Hill Transit serves Chapel Hill, Carrboro and the University of North Carolina as well as the Tar Heel Express for special events. Check here for routes and schedules, fares and maps.

Getting There by ... Bicycle

Bike Routes in the Triangle
Submitted by area cyclists, here are lists of suggested bike routes that other cyclists use in Apex, Cary, Carrboro/Chapel Hill, Durham, Morrisville, Raleigh and RTP.

Bikes on the Bus
Find out the rules and regulations for taking your bike on the bus in the Triangle.

Bike and Pedestrian Listserv
Join the RTP bike and pedestrian listserv. Talk to other commutes, find the best routes, discuss future plans for bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

Share the Ride
A new matching service, allowing commuters to quickly and securely find others who share similar commutes and work hours, and are interested in carpooling. Share the Ride NC also helps commuters to find park and ride lots, public transit services, bike routes, and more.

Getting There by ... Walking or Running

Pedestrian Information Center
If you are a walker, find information on how to implement a walking plan, how to educate drivers and pedestrians and how to enforce laws in your area.

Walkable America
How walkable is your community? Is it safe to walk to walk? Is there a better route for you to take? See what it takes to making your commute better.

Commuting for ... College Students

NCSU's Wolfline
Get information on the free transportation service, including fall, spring and summer routes and schedules and park and ride lot information.

Duke University Transit
Check bus schedules, routes, policies and when service is reduced.

Other Commuting Information

Emergency Ride Home Program
This program provides registered commuters - who regularly ride the bus, vanpool, carpool, bike, or walk - with an emergency ride home on the day the person has used an alternative mode of transportation to get to work.

Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization - the coordinating agency between local governments, NCDOT, and FHWA. The group has established a close working relationship with the planning departments of municipalities within Wake County neighboring MPOs.

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