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Starting Oct. 17, more GoDurham buses will come more often

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DURHAM -- With its fiscal year 2021 service improvements set to start Oct. 17, GoDurham will be building on a large number of improvements instituted in January as part of 2020 plans.


On Saturday, the system will add more than 6 more miles of 15-minute all-day service, more than 12 miles of 30-minute service on Saturdays and nearly 33 miles of 30-minute service nights, Sundays and holidays. These changes will bring an additional 13,400 residents and 11,700 jobs within a quarter-mile of frequent service in Durham..

In January, GoDurham added 15-minute service Monday through Saturday to two major routes, bringing the number of its high-frequency routes to five. It also added 30-minute service on nights and Sundays to several other highly used routes

”These changes respond to the calls we have heard throughout our community engagement efforts for more frequent and more reliable service for GoDurham riders,” says Durham Director of Transportation Sean C. Egan. “GoDurham offers 15-minute service on the Fayetteville Transit Emphasis Corridor and now that frequency will extend all the way to the newly improved Route 5 terminal stop at Southpoint as plans advance to pair this additional service with improved infrastructure on the corridor funded by the Durham County Transit Plan.”

Specifically, starting Oct. 17, Route 5 to Southpoint​​ will get 15-minute service during the day Monday through Saturday, and 30-minute night, Sunday and holiday service will be added to Routes 1, 2 and 4. Routes 12 and 12B will have routing and schedule changes ​ to accommodate these new services.

Find more details of the changes at godurhamtransit.org/service-changes and new maps and schedules at godurhamtransit.org/maps-schedules/godurham.

In November 2011, Durham County voters approved a transit-dedicated half-cent sales tax investment to expand and better connect the public transit network in Durham County and throughout the Triangle region. The Durham Transit Plan projects include expanding bus service, improving bus stops and shelters and building a 37-mile commuter rail system between West Durham through downtown Raleigh to Garner. A survey to collect feedback on transit investments is available in English and Spanish through Nov. 20.

The Triangle commuter rail line, also included in Wake County’s transit plans, has entered its last preliminary study phase and planners currently are asking the public what they think about the emerging project details.

A survey will be available through Nov. 6 at goforwardnc.org/commuterrail.