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GoDurham Logo.png
Headquarters1907 Fay Street
LocaleDurham, NC
Service typebus service, paratransit
HubsDurham Station Transportation Center
OperatorFirst Transit

GoDurham, formerly Durham Area Transit Authority (DATA), is the public transit system serving Durham, North Carolina. It was rebranded under the consolidated GoTransit branding scheme for the Research Triangle region.


GoDurham, Average Daily Ridership, 2002-2016

The City of Durham assumed the operation of the local Duke Power bus system in 1991, naming it Durham Area Transit Authority (DATA).

  • 1891-1902 - Durham Street Railway Co.
  • 1902-1913 - Durham Traction Co.
  • 1913-1921 - Durham Traction Co. (Cities Service Co.)
  • 1921-1943 - Durham Public Service Co. (Cities Service Co.)
  • 1930 - streetcars discontinued
  • After 1943 - Duke Power Company

In 2015, as part of the GoTransit naming scheme, DATA was renamed GoDurham. Total ridership, for fiscal year 2015 was almost 6.3 million ridership.[1]


Downtown Durham Station

There is a flat fare system US$1, $2 for unlimited one-day pass; senior citizens ride free. Most routes depart/arrive at the downtown terminal at the top of the hour and every half hour from 5:30 a.m. until 12:30 a.m., Monday through Saturday, and from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. There is no service Christmas day. The system's service contracts are let for five years.

The downtown terminal was relocated to a new transportation center (Durham Station) that also serves GoTriangle and Greyhound Lines buses on February 23, 2009. The building was designed by the Freelon group.


DATA bus
Bull City Connector
DATA bus on Chapel Hill St in Durham.

The fixed-route system incorporates 165 employees and 53 buses transporting more than 13,000 daily riders on 18 routes. The paratransit system includes 43 vans and 57 employees transporting clients to various places within the city and nearby Chapel Hill. GoDurham operates 48 full-sized and 5 22-seat Goshen cutaway buses on 18 routes. All of the full-size buses are of Gillig manufacture and are dual-door low-floor. The fleet livery is white with red, blue and yellow striped relief. Bicycle racks are fitted to the front of all buses. 20 Gillig BRT hybrid 40-foot buses were delivered in September 2009.[2] In 2015, The fleet livery changed to accommodate the GoDurham rebrand, it now consists of grey with blue.


See GoDurham site[3] for more information.

Route. Destination
1 Northgate Mall - North Pointe - Croasdaile Crossings - Willowdale (Mon - Sat Daytime only)
1 Northgate Mall - Guess Road - Willowdale (Night/Sun/Holiday only)
2 East Main Street - Angier Ave - Brier Creek (Everyday)
3 Holloway St - The Village - Glenview Station (Everyday)
3B Holloway St -The Village - Highway 98 - Southern HS (Everyday)
3C Holloway St - The Village - Alston Ave (Mon - Sat Daytime only)
3T Holloway St - The Village - Glenview Station (Only in use when Route 3 is overcrowded)
4 North Roxboro Road - Duke Regional Hospital - North Duke Crossing (Everyday)
5 Fayetteville Street - NCCU - The Streets at Southpoint (Everyday)
6 Duke University & VA Hospital - Crest St (Everyday)
7 Forest Hills - Weaver Street - MLK BLVD (Everyday)
8 Lawson Street - NCCU - Durham Technical Community College (Everyday)
9 Dearborn Drive - Duke Regional Hospital - Foxfire - Riverview (Night/Sun/Holiday only)
9A Dearborn Drive - Duke Regional Hospital - Riverside HS (Mon - Sat Daytime only)
9B Dearborn Drive - Ben Franklin Boulevard - Northern HS (Mon - Sat Daytime only)
10 Chapel Hill Rd - South Square - New Hope Commons (Everyday)
10B Chapel Hill Rd - South Square (Mon - Sat Daytime only)
11 Duke University & VA Hospital - Hillsborough Rd (Everyday)
11B West Main Street - Duke University & VA Hospital - Constitution Dr (Everyday)
12 East Main Street - NCCU - Southpoint Mall (Everyday)
12B East Main Street - NCCU - GoTriangle Regional Transit Center (Mon - Sat Daytime only)
20 Hope Valley - South Square - Duke University & VA Hospital LIMITED SERVICE
45 State Fair (Only used during the NC State fair)
NHS Northern High School Tripper (School days)


  1. ^ "US Federal Transportation Administration - NTD Database".
  2. ^ "2009 Durham Buses".
  3. ^ "GoDurham Maps & Schedules".

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