Commuters from the Triangle and the Triad will soon have expanded options for getting to work. The new service provides connections from Guilford County into the Triangle and expanded service in Alamance County.
In a first for the state, Triangle Transit is sharing a Park and Ride with PART– the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation. The Park and Ride will be located at Cone Health MedCenter Mebane near the Tanger Outlets and will open on January 12, 2015.
“Enhancing mobility is a foundational purpose of the PART organization, and I am very pleased that we can expand our connectivity of public transit with Triangle Transit,” said PART Executive Director Scott Rhine. “Collaboration between PART, Triangle Transit, the City of Mebane, the Burlington-Graham MPO, the City of Burlington and Cone Health promotes success that will have positive results for so many North Carolinians.”
The Triangle Transit and PART routes will also allow customers to transfer free between the Orange Durham Express (ODX) and PART’s Route 4, known as the Alamance Burlington Express. Customers on PART’s Route 4 can get to Durham and Duke University Medical Center on Triangle Transit’s ODX route in the morning and return toward Burlington and the Triad in the afternoon.
“We’ve had strong ridership since we introduced the ODX in August,” said Triangle Transit General Manager David King. “We look forward to serving more customers and joining with PART and Cone Health to provide more options for commuters.”
Also, beginning January 12, 2015, Triangle Transit’s Orange-Durham Express (ODX) will add weekday stops at the Efland-Cheeks Community Center, the Mebane Town Hall in addition to the new Park and Ride lot off I-85 and I-40 at Cone Health MedCenter Mebane.
"We are very excited to be able to host a park-and-ride location on our campus," said Cone Health Senior Vice President Preston Hammock. "Like PART and Triangle Transit, we believe enhanced mobility for the community we serve will ultimately lead to better health outcomes and improved quality of life in this region."
The ODX will provide service once an hour each weekday between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. A one-way trip is $3 and an express day pass is $6. Several discounted fares and passes, including the GoPass are available.
PART Route 4 Alamance Burlington Express will provide service Monday-Friday with one way fare of $3. Discounted fares and passes are also available for the PART service.
Triangle Transit improves the region’s quality of life by connecting people and places with reliable, safe, and easy-to-use travel choices that reduce congestion and energy use, save money, and promote sustainability, healthier lifestyles, and a more environmentally responsible community. More information is available at www.triangletransit.org.
PART provides an important public service for the community and continues to enhance the quality of transportation in the Triad. Learn more at www.partnc.org.
Cone Health is committed to being a national leader in quality, service and cost. The Network for Exceptional Care consists of The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Alamance Regional Medical Center, Wesley Long Hospital, Women’s Hospital, Annie Penn Hospital, Cone Health Behavioral Health Hospital, LeBauer HealthCare, MedCenter High Point, MedCenter Kernersville, MedCenter Mebane and various outpatient clinics and programs. More than 11,000 exceptional people provide exceptional care to the people of Guilford, Alamance, Rockingham, Forsyth, Caswell and Randolph counties.
For more information, contact Brad Schulz at Triangle Transit at 919.485.7434 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Brooke Kochanski at PART at 336.291.4331 or email@example.com; Doug Allred at Cone Health at 336.832.8659 or firstname.lastname@example.org.