GoTriangle Summer 2017 Service Change Details

This page was updated on July 18, 2017.

The comment period is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback. Your feedback was incorporated in the final recommendations that were approved by the GoTriangle Board of Trustees on April 26, 2017. Service changes will be implemented in early July and August 2017. Please see below for route-specific details.


The following routes have proposed service changes that were implemented in July 2017:

  • Route FRX (Fuquay-Varina – Raleigh Express) – The service change to Route FRX will provide three trips to Raleigh in the morning with one reverse trip to Fuquay-Varina and in the afternoon, and three trips to Fuquay-Varina with one trip to Raleigh, Monday through Friday. In addition, the Raleigh downtown routing will be adjusted to improve reliability. (Funded by Wake Transit half-cent sales tax) 
  • Route CLX (Clayton – Raleigh Express) – This route was eliminated.
  • Route JCX (Johnson County Express) – This route was eliminated. 

The following routes will receive additional trips implemented Aug. 6 and Aug. 7, 2017:

  • Route 100 (Raleigh – Regional Transit Center) – Additional midday trips and Saturday trips. (Funded by Wake Transit half-cent sales tax) 
  • Route 300 (Raleigh – Cary) – Additional midday trips, Saturday trips, and new night and Sunday service between Raleigh and Cary only. (Funded by Wake Transit half-cent sales tax) 
  • Route 700 (Durham – Regional Transit Center) – Additional midday trips and Saturday trips.
  • Route 800 (Chapel Hill – Regional Transit Center) – Additional midday trips and Saturday trips.

The following routes will have minor schedule adjustments effective Aug. 6 and Aug. 7, 2017:

  • Route 100 (Raleigh – RDU - Regional Transit Center)
  • Route 105 (Raleigh – Regional Transit Center)
  • Route 300 (Raleigh – Cary – Regional Transit Center)
  • Route 400 (Durham – Chapel Hill)
  • Route 405 (Durham – Chapel Hill)
  • Route 700 (Durham – Regional Transit Center)
  • Route 800/800S (Chapel Hill – Southpoint- Regional Transit Center)
  • Route 805 (Chapel Hill – Woodcroft – Regional Transit Center)
  • Route CRX (Chapel Hill – Raleigh Express)
  • Route DRX (Durham – Raleigh Express)

Route-by-Route Details

Route CLX

Area served: Clayton, Downtown Raleigh
Alternatives: There is an existing Park-and-Ride at the White Oak Shopping Center in Garner by the intersection of US-70 and I-40 (Exit 306), which is roughly 3 miles from the Johnston County border. This Park-and-Ride provides access to Route 102 into downtown Raleigh, which provides peak hourly service Monday through Friday.
There is also a NCDOT-subsidized vanshare through August 2017.

Route JCX

Area served: Johnston County, Downtown Raleigh
Alternatives: There is an existing Park-and-Ride at the White Oak Shopping Center in Garner by the intersection of US-70 and I-40 (Exit 306), which is roughly 3 miles from the Johnston County border. This Park-and-Ride provides access to Route 102 into downtown Raleigh, which provides peak hourly service Monday through Friday.
There is also a NCDOT-subsidized vanshare through August 2017.

Route FRX

Area served: Fuquay-Varina, Downtown Raleigh
Recommended Action: Route FRX will be continued, though at a lower frequency. The downtown routing will change slightly to increase the reliability of the service and provide more direct service to GoRaleigh Station.
Implementation Date: July 3, 2017
Rationale: Route FRX is funded by the NCDOT as alternative travel options during the Fortify I-40/440 Rebuild Project. Coinciding with the end of the Fortify project, NCDOT funding will end June 30, 2017. (Funded by Wake Transit half-cent sales tax) 

Downtown Routing Map:

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Route 100

Area Served: Downtown Raleigh, NC State University, RDU Airport, and the Regional Transit Center (RTC)
Service change: Route 100 will have more frequent service with trips added during the midday and on Saturday. This change will bring all of GoTriangle’s core routes from hourly service to 30-minute service, Monday through Saturday, from 6AM until 7PM.
Implementation Date: Aug. 7, 2017 (Funded by Wake Transit half-cent sales tax) 
Rationale: GoTriangle will be able to provide more frequent off-peak service, which will likely increase ridership on the route.
Impacts Likely to Occur: Customers will experience all-day 30-minute service and would be allowed that much more freedom and flexibility with their midday and Saturday trips.

Route 300

Area served: Downtown Cary, NC State University, and Downtown Raleigh
Service change: Route 300 will have more frequent service added between Downtown Raleigh and Cary. Trips will be added on weekday midday, weekday evenings, Saturday and Sunday. This change will bring all of GoTriangle’s core routes from hourly service to 30-minute service, Monday through Saturday, from 6AM until 7PM. GoCary will continue to operate the service on Saturday and will also now operate Sunday service through a contract with GoTriangle. GoTriangle will continue to operate all weekday trips.
Implementation Date: Aug. 6, 2017 (Funded by Wake Transit half-cent sales tax) 
Rationale: GoTriangle would be able to provide new and more frequent off-peak service, which will likely increase ridership on the route. This change is being made in conjunction with GoCary providing Sunday service for the first time. Additional trips will be added later in the evening as well.
Impacts Likely to Occur: Customers would experience all-day 30-minute service and would be allowed that much more freedom and flexibility with their midday and Saturday trips. The later service Monday through Saturday and new service on Sunday between Raleigh and Cary would greatly expand current and new customers’ ability to utilize transit.

Route 700

Area served: Downtown Durham and Regional Transit Center (RTC)
Service change: Route 700 will have more frequent service added. Trips will be added on midday and Saturday. This change will bring all of GoTriangle’s core routes from hourly service to 30 minute service, Monday through Saturday, from 6AM until 7PM.
Implementation Date: Aug. 7, 2017
Rationale: GoTriangle would be able to provide faster and more frequent off-peak service, which will likely increase ridership on the route.
Impacts Likely to Occur: Customers would experience all-day 30-minute service and would be allowed that much more freedom and flexibility with their midday and Saturday trips.

Route 800

Area served: UNC, The Streets at Southpoint, Regional Transit Center (RTC)
Service change: Route 800 will have more frequent service added. Trips would be added on midday and Saturday. This change would bring all of GoTriangle’s core routes from hourly service to 30 minute service, Monday through Saturday, until from 6AM until 7PM.
Implementation Date: Aug. 7, 2017
Rationale: GoTriangle would be able to provide faster and more frequent off-peak service, which will likely increase ridership on the route.
Impacts Likely to Occur: Customers will experience all-day 30-minute service and would be allowed that much more freedom and flexibility with their midday and Saturday trips.

 

Regional Core Map:

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