Triangle Transit expands service

Jul. 12, 2014 @ 05:27 PM

Starting Aug. 18, Triangle Transit will provide seven-day service.

The changes will extend service hours on Saturday and add new service on Sunday for:

-- Route 100, serving the RDU International Airport.

-- Route 400, serving Durham, New Hope Commons and Chapel Hill. 

-- Route 700, serving Durham and the Regional Transit Center.

-- Route 800, serving Chapel Hill, Southpoint and the Regional Transit Center.

Adjustments will be made to other routes to improve their on-time performance, the transit agency said. More information is available at triangletransit.org.  

As part of expanded service provided with additional local funding, Triangle Transit will launch the Orange-Durham Express providing weekday rush hour commuter service.  Beginning on Aug. 18, the route will run between Hillsborough and Durham with a later extension providing connections between Mebane, Efland, Hillsborough, the Duke/VA Hospitals and downtown Durham. 

At its June meeting, the Board of Trustees approved a fare increase for Triangle Transit routes. It's the first fare increase in 10 years.  The increase is part of a revenue strategy to maintain vehicle fleets and improve service levels in coming years.  Beginning Aug. 18, the base fare will rise from $2 to $2.25.  Express fares will increase from $2.50 to $3. Discounted fares will continue.