Proposed Changes to GoDurham Transit
Service planners for GoDurham are proposing changes to the bus system that would take effect in January 2020. These changes come from recommendations from the GoDurham Short Range Transit Plan, which has been in development since 2017.
Durham residents are invited to comment on these proposed service changes by Aug. 19.
The changes would affect more than 500 stops across Durham. Full details can be found online at godurhamtransit.org/service-changes, but highlights include:
- Restructuring some routes to provide service every 15 minutes along Main Street to Alston Avenue and the Duke and VA Medical Centers.
- Shifting departure and arrival times at Durham Station to make it easier to transfer.
- Consolidating some routes to provide more consistent service.
- Adjusting some routes to remove them from the traffic congestion that can cause them to run late.
- Providing additional service on nights and Sundays.
- Developing an on-demand service to connect residents without service to transit.
These changes would address GoDurham’s most serious on-time performance issues, decommission the Bull City Connector (while improving the regular bus service along its corridor), simplify much of GoDurham’s service and increase how often a bus comes for many Durham residents.
Please submit feedback to service planners before Aug. 19 by:
- Completing a survey online: org/service-changes.
- Visiting staff at Durham Station “office hours.”
- Mondays 4-6 p.m. (Aug. 12, Aug. 19)
- Tuesdays 8-10 a.m. (Aug. 13)
The following routes are affected by a service change: 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2B, 3B, 3C, 5, 6, 6B, 9, 9A, 9B, 10A, 10B, 11, 12, 14, 20, 23, BCC.
The following routes would be decommissioned and their service redistributed to another route: 2B, 10A, 14, 23, BCC.