New Year, New Commute 2017

NYNC 2017 2.pngDo you have your New Year’s resolution ready? If not, it’s getting close to the deadline! Popular resolutions this year include getting more exercise, saving money, and living your best life.

We think that no matter what resolution you pick, your commute can help. So whether you want to fill your wallet, lose weight, or be happier, transit may be of assistance! Continue reading

7 Things To Do On The Bus

We think the bus is awesome. (But we might be a little biased!) People choose a bus commute for different reasons, maybe to catch up on emails or zone out after a long work day.

How do you spend your time on the bus? Take to the comments or let us know on social media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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Two Link Tuesday: April 26, 2016

Logo-2016-225x3001. WCHL Community Forum –

The 2016 #WCHLforum occured today, with transit getting an hour of airtime! GoTriangle’s Manager of Planning and Transit Oriented Development, Patrick McDonough, was on the air discussing bus service, bus rapid transit and light rail.

Did you miss it? The forum will be rebroadcast on 97.9FM on April 27, 10pm, and May 3, 7pm. Listen online anytime:

WCHL Transit Panel 4-26-16_6 Left to Right... Patrick Mc Donough, Brian Litchfield

Photo courtesy of WCHL Radio.

2. GoTriangle Public Meetings – GoTriangle

Only two more public meetings left to add your voice to proposed service changes on  Shuttle 46, Rt. 105, Rt. 305, Rt. 400/405, Rt. 700, CRX, and DRX! Feedback will be accepted online until this Thursday:

Talley Student Union, NC State (Rm 3222) – Tuesday, April 26 | 6 – 7:30pm
Chapel Hill Public Library – Thursday, April 28 | 6-7:30pm

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Earth Day 2016

Tomorrow (April 22nd) is Earth Day! Earth Day is an annual event celebrated worldwide to show support of environment protection. Here at GoSmart we believe we can have a small part in saving the environment through alternative transportation.

We gathered some statistics from the Census Bureau’s 2014 American Community Survey and created the following infographic. The Triangle can help our planet by using local resources such as bus, Vanpool, walking, and biking. And don’t forget to get rewards for tracking your miles with GoPerks!

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We will be celebrating Earth Day by posting fun stats on social media! Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram!

The 7 Habits of Successful Commuters

We know that altering your daily car commute is not simple, and we want to make it as easy as possible. Here are the top habits of successful smart commuters!

1. Be Proactive

Okay, so you are thinking about changing your commute. Yay! But you should know, this is not an overnight project. If you want to be a sustainable commuter, it’s time to take a hard look at your current commute. Single occupancy vehicles (SOVs) contribute to roadway congestion, air pollution, and oil consumption.

destination-1465110-640x4802. Start With A Clear Motivation

Ask yourself, “What is my perfect commuting life?” There is not one answer to this question. Some people want their commute to include exercise, to be more Earth-friendly, more social, or just to get out of the driver seat. What is it for you?

3. Prioritize What’s Most Important

Just like New Year’s resolutions, if your new commute is not a priority, it will easily drop off your plate. You may have to reorganize your day-to-day and shift your schedule for this new commute. Are you willing to do it?

balancing-rock-1316378-639x8714. Balance Is Key

Changing your commute may have a bigger effect than you imagine. It’s important to make sure the commute is mutually beneficial to your schedule, your job, and your mental and physical health.  Over committing will only lead to burn out.

5. Understand All Options

It’s important to not prescribe a solution before you diagnose the problem. Just because your neighbor has found success biking to his job everyday, doesn’t mean you need to run out and buy a bike. A bike commute is not a practical solution if you’re new to cycling and would have a monster commute that takes you through roadways not suitable for novice riders. Educate yourself on all possible solutions with!

6. Let’s Do This Together!

Big changes tend to go over easier when you have strong support. It’s even easier when others are making the change with you! Joining a carpool or vanpool helps ease the stress of doing it alone.

7. Continue Learning

photo-1453282716202-de94e528067cLearning how to commute smartly doesn’t end the minute you make the change. There’s always room for improvement. The extra time you gain with your new commute is a perfect time to work on physical, mental, and social improvements!

Once you think you got this commute thing down, it’s time to inspire others! You can be the catalyst for someone to be proactive about a new smart commute!

Still on the fence about a new commute? Reach out to us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram! (We love talking transit!)