Research Triangle Park, NC (Oct. 7. 2019) – On Monday, Oct. 14, GoTriangle Route 102, which runs peak hours between Raleigh and Garner, and GoTriangle’s Knightdale-Raleigh Express, another peak-hour-only service, will be replaced by two new all-day GoRaleigh routes.
GoRaleigh Route 20 will operate hourly from 5:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. weekdays between Garner and GoRaleigh Station, and GoRaleigh Route 33 will run hourly from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays between Knightdale and the New Hope Commons shopping center, where customers can access multiple other bus routes.
“Given that GoRaleigh Routes 20 and 33 will run all day, it’s exciting to think about all of the new options and opportunities riders will have access to,” GoRaleigh Transportation Director Michael Moore says.
In 2016, voters in Wake County approved a half-cent transit-designated sales tax to invest $2.3 billion in public transportation services between 2017 and 2027. The 10-year Wake Transit Plan seeks to connect the region, connect all Wake County communities, provide frequent and reliable urban mobility and enhance access to transit.
With input from the public, planners have since rolled out a bus plan that sets priorities for improvements. Enhancing service to Knightdale and Garner by 2020 was identified as a goal. Find out more about the Wake Transit Plan and the timing of other projects at goforwardnc.org/wake.
Also starting Oct. 14 is an entirely new GoRaleigh route that serves Rolesville. GoRaleigh Route 401 will run weekdays during peak hours, connecting Rolesville with Triangle Town Center and the Wake Tech Northern Campus. Customers will be able to connect to other routes at those two locations. Find more information here.
GoRaleigh operates 84 buses, serving approximately 17,000 passengers a day, and covers a territory of 144 square miles. GoTriangle, the regional transit provider, operates 69 buses and averages more than 6,000 boardings a day on its routes, which cross municipal and county lines in Wake, Durham and Orange counties.