Accessible Services

The Accessible Services Advisory Committee (ASAC) was formed to advise GoTriangle staff in the implementation of accessible transit services to include paratransit services, fixed route bus services, rail station design, transit amenities, and transit information. The advisory committee is comprised of twelve diverse members who have demonstrated interest, experience and commitment in issues pertaining to access and disability, and are appointed by the GoTriangle Board of Trustees.

ASAC meetings are held in March and September of each year during weekday hours at the Administrative Offices of Triangle Transit, 4600 Emperor Blvd, Suite 100, Durham, NC 27703. The meetings are open to the public.

The agenda for the last ASAC meeting is listed below:

Accessible Services Advisory Committee Tuesday, March 5, 2012 Meeting Time: 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

I. Welcome & Introductions
II. Approve Agenda
III. Guest/Staff Presentations on Our Transit Future:Triangle Regional Transit Program (Text accessible presentation below)
IV. Chair’s Report (Announcements)
V. Transit Manager’s Report
V. Open Floor Discussion & Public Comment
VI. Adjourn: Next Scheduled Meeting is September 5, 2013

The Transit Manager’s Report is listed below:

Welcome New Operators: Ali Ismail, Dennis Peterson, and Nita Purdie
Operations Overview: Budgeted for 17 FT & 7 PT vs. Actual of 14 FT & 4 PT

Performance Report:

  •  6 new vehicles for a total of 16 in the fleet
  •  Orange County Transit Plan – voters in November approved the half-cent sales tax
  •  Orange County and Chapel Hill Transit are engaged in a study of consolidated services
  •  The January 2013 Paratransit Employee of the Month was Larry Tolbert. The February EOM was Mike Hutchinson.
  •  We have been working with the NC Department of Labor for recognition in its STAR Safety Program.

Outreach Initiatives:

  •  Durham ACCESS: Working on FY14 Budget and looking at mixed fleet inventory
  •  We will participate in the Foundation Fighting Blindness Event in Raleigh (Saturday, March 23 @ Royal Banquet & Conference Center on Hillsborough St. (10:00 A.M. – 12:00 Noon)
  •  The GOLD Coalition has expressed concerns about Medicaid cuts
  •  Orange County Disability Awareness Council Banquet
  •  Provided T-linx Service Report to Triangle Transit Operations & Finance Committee
  •  Raleigh Union Station Public Info Session on March 6, 2013 at Duke Center for the Performing Arts, Downtown Raleigh

FY 2013 Highlights:

  •  Paratransit Office Expansion
  •  Fleet Expansion – Added 6 new light transit vehicles (LTVs) – 16 vehicles
  •  Looking for a dedicated facility for T-linx operations
  •  Accessible Services Advisory Committee (ASAC) – looking for new and diverse members
The presentation on Our Transit Future: Triangle Regional Transit Program is below in text accessible format as a .pdf. Our Transit Future:
​An Update on the Triangle Regional Transit Program (.pdf).
For more information, please contact 919-485-7460 or Transit Manager Vinson Hines, Jr. Click here to e-mail the Transit Manager.