Try Transit!

We're inviting you to hop aboard a bus to head out to work or play during our "Try Transit" 2017 promotion! You'll reconnect with your community, save gas and relax when you leave the driving to us.

Ride fare free on GoTriangle, GoDurham, GoCary and GoRaleigh on Thursday, Sept. 21. Play our Transit Bingo, and you could also win great prizes!

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Try Transit Events - September 2017

 

 

 

 

'Try Transit' Bingo

From Sept. 11-21, riding the bus could win you prizes when you play "Try Transit" bingo. (Download and print a Bingo Card 1Card 2Card 3Card 4 or Card 5Contest ends Sept. 21! 

GoTriangle is offering prizes for riders who fill in their bingo cards, five across, down or diagonally by doing simple things like signing up for rider alerts, giving us a shoutout on social media, using our free Wi-Fi on the bus or watching our "Ride the Bus" video below. 

 

 

 

 

Fare Free Day

Interested in trying transit? GoTriangle, GoDurham, GoRaleigh and GoCary are offering a Fare Free day on Thursday, Sept, 21.  There's no better time than now. Join us Sept. 21, as we celebrate Try Transit week with FARE FREE THURSDAY. 

 


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Our resources help commuters who use alternatives to driving alone.

Real-Time Bus Tracking

Download the Transloc Rider app to see your bus in real time, or point your browser to triangle.transloc.com

FREE Emergency Ride Home

If you live or work in Wake, Durham, or Orange counties and use the bus, share a ride or use an active commute, we can help if you need to get home in a hurry.

On the day you used a smart commute, the Emergency Ride Home (ERH) is available when:

  • You or an immediate family member gets sick or has a severe crisis.

  • Your carpool driver has to leave unexpectedly early or stay late.

  • You must work unscheduled overtime.

If you need to pick up your sick child or pick up medication, you may make a side trip on the way home. ERH is at your service so you never have to worry about finding a ride when you need it most.

Registering is easy, and the ride is free.

When you register for the ERH program, you can print a free* voucher good for a rental car or taxi ride home. You may use the service twice in a given month, up to six times per calendar year. Full, detailed instructions for the service will be provided once you register.

Register at sharetheridenc.org.
 

* You must work for a registered employer to take more than one emergency ride home. Students do not qualify for this program.
** You will only be responsible for the taxi driver's tip or gas used in the rental car. 

ShareTheRideNC.org

Sometimes the bus won't work for you. That doesn't mean you're stuck. ShareTheRideNC.org is a rideshare matching service. Register, look for potential vanpool or carpool partners, and make a new friend. 

https://www.sharetheridenc.org/

GoPerks

Track your trips to see the impact your travel habits have on your wallet, your physcial activity levels and our air quality. Your tracked commutes can score you some cool prizes, too. Visit sharetheridenc.org to learn about GoPerks and the Commute Calendar.

 


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Nervous about getting on board? Let us help you.

 

HOW DOES TRANSIT WORK IN THE TRIANGLE?

The cities and towns of the Triangle each have their own local transit service:
  • Chapel Hill Transit
  • GoCary
  • GoDurham
  • GoRaleigh

The regional provider is GoTriangle, connecting the Triangle's communities to help us all travel easier. 

PLANNING YOUR TRIP

First take a look at the information and bus schedules provided at our area transit centers and online. Need a paper copy? Give us a call at 919-485-RIDE (7433).

To get more detailed information, visit your transit provider's website. 

READING A BUS SCHEDULE

You'll notice that not every stop is listed on our paper schedules. Instead, the stop times listed are known as time points. These stops are used to guage the on-time performance of a bus route. To figure out what time a non-time point stop will be served, use the times listed to make your best guess and arrive at the stop earlier than you think. You can also get real-time arrival estimates from in-service routes at triangle.transloc.com. To see a list of all stops served, check out the route information available here.

 

TRIP TIPS

  • Arrive at your stop between 5-10 minutes early. Wait where the operator can see you.
  • As the bus approaches, check the sign above the front window to make sure it’s the route and destination you want. If it is, signal the operator that you wish to board.
  • Be ready with exact fare, ticket, transfer receipt, or pass.
  • Stay back from the curb and wait until the bus comes to a complete stop. Then, get on the bus and pay your fare. 
  • GoTriangle reserves priority seating for disabled passengers in the side seats and first rows in the
  • front of the vehicles. Please allow disabled passengers to sit if those seats are occupied.
  • When boarding a crowded bus, please note that GoTriangle allows for standing passengers. If there is no standing room, please wait for the bus operator to create room.
  • Major stops will be announced. If you are not familiar with the area, you can ask the operator to call out your destination.
  • About a block before you want to get o, push the black or yellow plastic strip or pull the cord above your head to request the next stop.
  • Gather all personal items and exit through the rear door.

We work together so we can all go together.

The Triangle is served by GoDurham, GoRaleigh, Chapel Hill Transit, GoCary, and GoTriangle.

Click on the icon to visit the agency's page:

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