For the first time, Carrboro will be getting transit service from GoTriangle. Starting on Monday, August 8th the 405 Route will have two stops in Carrboro, one on Jones Ferry Road at the Collins Crossing Apartments and the other on E. Main Street at Weaver Street Realty.
Join Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle, Carrboro Alderperson Damon Seils, other Orange County officials, GoTriangle staff, Carrboro notables, and transit advocates as we celebrate this milestone on Monday at the E. Main Street stop to board the 8:14 am departure. GoTriangle will be providing local coffee, doughnuts, and complimentary day passes for anyone who boards at the E. Main Street stop.
See the GoTriangle press release for more information and the new route:
For Immediate Release
Contact: Brad Schulz, 919-485-7434 or Mike Charbonneau, 919-485-7413
Carrboro to Durham Transit Service Begins Next Week
Research Triangle Park, NC (August 3, 2016) - Carrboro residents will have weekday transit service to Durham beginning on Monday, August 8th.
“We’re pleased to offer this service that meets a need we’ve heard from Carrboro residents,” said GoTriangle General Manager Jeff Mann. “By extending our former Chapel Hill to Durham route in the busy 15-501 corridor, we’ll give passengers an efficient one seat ride from Carrboro to downtown Chapel Hill, Duke, the VA and downtown Durham.”
The fare is $2.25 one way. The route will run in weekday peak hours.
Morning service from Carrboro to Durham begins at 5:45 A.M. and will serve these stops:
Jones Ferry at Collins Crossing
East Main St. at Weaver St. Realty
E. Franklin at Coffee Shop
Erwin Rd. at Duke
Afternoon service from Durham to Carrboro begins at 3:30 P.M. and will serve these stops:
Erwin Rd. at VA Hospital
E. Franklin St. at the Varsity Theatre
E. Main St. at Jade Palace
Jones Ferry at Alabama Ave.
Join us for an opening day celebration on Monday, August 8th at 7:50am at 115 E. Main Street, Carrboro. GoTriangle team will be on hand with coffee and donuts.
The full schedule can be found here: http://admin.gotransitnc.org/sites/default/files/GoTriangle-405-0816.pdf
The first full year of service will cost an estimated $600,000 and will be paid with funds from the voter approved local sales tax and vehicle registration revenues for bus improvements and the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project.