GoDurham

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Not to be confused with Durham Region Transit.
GoDurham
GoDurham Logo.png
Headquarters 1907 Fay Street
Locale Durham, NC
Service type bus service, paratransit
Hubs Durham Station Transportation Center
Fleet 53
Operator MV Transportation
Website http://godurhamtransit.org/

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.

History[edit]

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]

Current[edit]

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 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 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.

Fleet[edit]

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.

Routes[edit]

See GoDurham site[3] for more information.

Route. Destination
1 Northgate Mall - North Pointe - Croasdaile Crossings - Willowdale (Night/Sun/Holidays only)
1A Northgate Mall - North Pointe - Leohmanns (Mon - Sat Daytime only)
1B Northgate Mall - Guess Road - Willowdale (Mon - Sat Daytime only)
2 East Durham - Angier Ave (Night/Sun/Holidays only)
2A East Durham - Angier Ave (Mon - Sat Daytime only)
2B East Durham - Glenview Station (Mon - Sat Daytime only)
3 The Village - Glenview Station (Night/Sun/Holidays only)
3B The Village - Highway 98 - Southern HS (Mon - Sat Daytime only)
3C The Village - Highway 98 - Rummel Street (Mon - Sat Daytime only)
3T The Village - Glenview Station (Only in use when Route 3 is overcrowded)
4 North Roxboro Road - Durham Regional Hospital (Everyday)
5 Fayetteville Street - NCCU - The Streets at Southpoint (Everyday/Continues as Route 14 during 6pm - 12am)
5K Fayetteville Street Tripper (Mon - Sat Daytime only)
6 Duke University & VA Hospital - American Village (Mon - Sun/Holiday only)
6B Duke University & VA Hospital - Sparger Rd (Mon - Sat Daytime only)
7 Forest Hills - Weaver Street - MLK BLVD (Everyday)
8 Lawson Street - NCCU - Durham Technical Community College (Everyday)
9 Dearborn Drive - Durham Regional Hospital - Foxfire (Night/Sun/Holiday only)
9A Dearborn Drive - Durham Regional Hospital - Riverside HS (Mon - Sat Daytime only)
9B Dearborn Drive - Ben Franklin Boulevard - Riverside HS (Mon - Sat Daytime only)
10 South Square - New Hope Commons (Night/Sun/Holiday only)
10A South Square - New Hope Commons (Mon - Sat Daytime only)
10B South Square - Pickett Rd (Mon - Sat Daytime only)
11 Duke University & VA Hospital - Hillsborough Rd (Everyday)
12 NCCU - Highway 54 (Everyday/Continues as Route 14 during 6am - 6pm)
12B NCCU - Highway 54 (Mon - Sat Daytime only)
14 Highway 54 - The Streets at Southpoint (Everyday/Continues as Route 12 during 6am - 6pm/Continues as Route 5 during 6pm - 12am)
15 TW Alexander - Brier Creek (Everyday)
20 Hope Valley - South Square - Duke University & VA Hospital LIMITED SERVICE
23 The Village - East Durham Link (Mon - Sat Nighttime)
45 State Fair (Only used during the NC State fair)
BCC Bull City Connector (Everyday)
NHS Northern High School Tripper (School days)

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