Transit Try-a-thon Continues!

CAT will close out the Transit Try-a-thon with their Try Transit Week. Remember to take advantage of the Fare Free day is Thursday and this includes DATA trips as well!

Also the Tell Your Story contest is still going on. So tell us your story – the good, the funny, the crazy and you may be the winner of a $25 gift card to!

Here are the events this week:

  • September 27th, MondayTry Transit Week KickoffMayor Meeker will kick off the week at Moore Square Station
  • September 28th, TuesdayRack and Ride Day Bike to a bus stop and RIDE FOR FREE (first come, first serve) Visit us at the Duke Medical Plaza Knightdale Park and Ride from 4-6pm for a special event!
  • September 29th, WednesdayStuff the Bus Food Drive – Come help us stuff a bus for the Food Bank of Eastern North Carolina. Donate 3 canned goods (no glass containers) to stuff  a CAT bus and receive a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich, no purchase necessary! *only one coupon per participant, and participant must be present* Donations will be collected at the following participating Raleigh Chick-fil-A locations:
    • Capital Crossing, 4621 Capital Blvd – 8-10am  (cat route 1)
    • Downtown Raleigh, 400 Fayetteville St. – 11am – 2pm (cat route 13 inbound, 7 outbound)
    • 6612 Glenwood Ave., next to Wal-Mart – 3:30pm – 8pm (cat route 6)
    • Ride the bus to one of the food drive locations, show a cat volunteer your bus pass, and get a FREE T-shirt!!!
    • Sponsored by Chick-fil-A at Fayetteville Street, Chick-fil-A at Capital Crossing, Chick-fil-A at Townridge Shopping Center, and WSHA 88.9 fm.
  • September 30th, ThursdayRider Appreciation Day – FARE FREE DAY !!!!! Ride CAT and DATA for free! Also, stop by Moore Square Transit Station and get free ice cream from 12:30pm-4:30pm.
  • October 1st, Friday – Operations Appreciation Day – Show your favorite driver your appreciation for providing safe and friendly service.
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  • October 2nd, Saturday – Discover Downtown Scavenger Hunt – Ride, Play, Win! 11am-3pm  Starting location – Seaboard Station, Downtown Raleigh
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    For more information, text R-Line to 67336 or call 996-4038

Where will transit take you… 10 or 20 years from now? You decide.

The Triangle area continues to experience explosive growth — growth that requires increased mobility demands. Improvements must be made to the local transportation systems to maintain the area’s quality of life and continue to attract new industry, jobs and residents.

The vision for transit connectivity in the Triangle is strong and clear. Based upon a solid planning foundation, the current Triangle Regional Transit Program (TRTP) is moving forward with a solid array of vital partners. The vision incorporates enhanced bus services and new commuter rail corridors that will effectively and efficiently serve the growing Triangle community.  Using the website to keep the community up to date, the first round of public meetings were held in June and July, and the process of public input is now heading into the second phase.

The TRTP is the study of regional rail transit investment opportunities within the area’s rail corridors. The corridor study area spans Orange, Durham and Wake counties and will provide comprehensive analysis of rail line corridors and bus operations within the overall system corridors. The study views the area as three corridors: Wake County, Durham/Orange County, and Durham/Wake County. The Wake County Corridor begins in the vicinity of the Triangle Metro Center in Research Triangle Park (RTP) and follows the existing North Carolina Railroad (NCRR) corridor to Downtown Raleigh where it turns northward, continuing on the CSX corridor to near Triangle Town Center. The Wake County Corridor could also include future extensions from Triangle Town Center to Wake Forest and from Downtown Cary to Apex.

The Durham/Orange County Corridor begins in Chapel Hill in the vicinity of the University of North Carolina Campus and roughly follows the US 15/501 corridor north to the City of Durham, where it turns eastward to follow the existing NCRR corridor to approximately the Triangle Metro Center in RTP.

The Durham/Wake County Corridor would involve a study of transit corridor options that follow the existing NCRR corridor from Durham through RTP and Downtown Raleigh toward the Wake-Johnston County line.

The TRTP is moving forward with dedicated, passionate partners, including transportation and government organizations. However, our vision cannot come to fruition without your vital input. You, the public, are our client, our customer. And for our plans to be meaningful, we need to hear your thoughts and insight about the Triangle’s transit future.

So what do you think? Please join us for one of the upcoming public meetings so your voice can be heard. With meetings being held throughout the Triangle, there is sure to be one convenient to you. We look forward to seeing you there!

• Tuesday, September 14, 4:00pm-7:00pm | Public Workshop at Chavis Community Center, 505 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Raleigh (map)

• Wednesday, September 15, 4:00pm-7:00pm | Public Workshop at Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 South Brooks St, Wake Forest (map)

• Thursday, September 16, 4:00pm-7:00pm | Public Workshop at Carrboro Century Center, 100 North Greensboro St., Carrboro (map)

• Tuesday, September 21, 4:00pm-7:00pm | Public Workshop at Durham Station Transportation Center, 515 West Pettigrew St., Durham (map)

• Wednesday, September 22, 4:00pm-7:00pm | Public Workshop at Morrisville Town Hall, 100 Town Hall Dr, Morrisville (map)

• Thursday, September 23, 4:00pm-7:00pm | Public Workshop at Garner Historic Auditorium, 742 West Garner Road, Garner (map)

Tomorrow – Exciting New Developments in Our Expanding Area Greenway System

Interested in seeing the future? The monthly Sierra Club meeting scheduled for tomorrow could hold the knowledge you seek.

Tomorrow, Thursday, August 19, the Capital Sierra Club will have local experts of both greenway advocacy and cycling fame present on the topic, “Our Expanding Greenway System: Exciting New Developments!”

Vic Lebsock, Senior Greenway Planner, and Sig Hutchinson, a member of the Raleigh Bike and Pedestrian Commission, will present how everything is or will connect. From neighborhood segments to cross city routes to interstate connectors – if you have questions about the Triangle’s greenway system, this is the place to get your answers. This program is appropriate for anyone interested in greenways and cycling routes including Raleigh, Wake Forest, Knightdale, Clayton, Garner, Cary, Durham, the American Tobacco Trail, Mountains-to-Sea Trail, and the East Coast Greenway.

Held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh on Wade Avenue, doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event runs from 7 – 8 p.m. A wine reception with the presenters is planned following the event.

Please consider joining the Capital Group Sierra Club for this special event and occasion. For more information visit