GoDurham

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GoDurham
GoDurham Logo.png
Founded1991
Headquarters1907 Fay Street
LocaleDurham, NC
Service typebus service, paratransit
Routes21
HubsDurham Station Transportation Center
Fleet53
OperatorFirst Transit
Websitegodurhamtransit.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 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.

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.

Current Routes[edit]

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)
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 (Mon-Fri Peak)
NHS Northern High School Tripper (School days)

Current and Former Routes[edit]

Monday-Saturday Daytime Routes[edit]

  • 1 Northgate | North Pointe | Croasdaile Crossing | Guess Rd | Willowdale (??)
  • 2 East Durham | Angier Ave | Brier Creek (January 2020)
  • 3 The Village | Glen View Station (??)
  • 3B The Village | Southern High School (September 27, 2014)
  • 3C The Village | Eastern Durham (January 2020)
  • 4 N. Roxboro St | Duke Regional Hospital | N. Duke Crossing (??)
  • 5 Fayetteville St | NCCU | The Streets at Southpoint (October 2020)
  • 6 Duke/VA | Crest St (January 2020)
  • 7 Forest Hills | Weaver St | MLK Jr. Pkwy (September 27, 2014)
  • 8 Lawson St | NCCU | Durham Tech (September 27, 2014)
  • 9A Dearborn Drive | Duke Regional Hospital | Horton Rd | Riverside High School (September 27, 2014)
  • 9B Dearborn Drive | Riverview | Northern High School (September 27, 2014)
  • 10 University Drive | South Square | New Hope Commons (September 27, 2014)
  • 10B | University Drive | South Square (January 2020)
  • 11 Duke University/VA | Hillsborough St (January 2020)
  • 11B Duke University/VA | American Village | Constitution Drive (January 2020)
  • 12 E. Main | NCCU | NC-55 | The Streets at Southpoint | NC-751 (October 2020)
  • 12B E. Main | NCCU | NC-55/54 | Regional Transit Center (January 2020)
  • 20 Hope Valley Commons | South Square | Duke/VA (peak hours only) (2015)
  • NHS Northern High School Tripper (??)

Night/Sunday/Holiday Routes[edit]

  • 1 Northgate | North Pointe | Guess Rd | Willowdale (January 2020)
  • 2 East Durham | Angier Ave | Brier Creek (January 2020)
  • 3 The Village | Glen View Station (??)
  • 3B The Village | Southern High School (September 27, 2014)
  • 4 N. Roxboro St | Duke Regional Hospital | N. Duke Crossing (??)
  • 5 Fayetteville St | NCCU | The Streets at Southpoint (October 2020)
  • 6 Duke/VA | Crest St (January 2020)
  • 7 Forest Hills | Weaver St | MLK Jr. Pkwy (September 27, 2014)
  • 8 Lawson St | NCCU | Durham Tech (September 27, 2014)
  • 9 Dearborn Drive | Duke Regional Hospital | Foxfire Apts | Riverview Shopping Center (September 27, 2014)
  • 10 University Drive | South Square | New Hope Commons (??)
  • 11 Duke University/VA | Hillsborough St (January 2020)
  • 11B Duke University/VA | American Village | Constitution Drive (January 2020)
  • 12 E. Main | NCCU | NC-55 | The Streets at Southpoint | NC-751 (October 2020)

Discontinued Routes[edit]

  • Bull City Connector (BCC) Main Street | Duke/VA (2011 to January 2020)
  • 1A Northgate | North Pointe | Croasdaile Crossing (Mon-Sat Day Only) (September 27, 2014 to January 2020) Replaced by running route 1 all day
  • 1B Northgate | Guess Road | Willowdale (Mon-Sat only) (September 27, 2014 to January 2020) Replaced by running route 1 all day
  • 1N Northgate Mall (September 27, 2014 to 2015)
  • 2 E. Main | Angier Ave | Page Rd Ext. (Night/Sunday/Holiday only) (?? to January 2020)
  • 2A Angier Ave | Page Rd Ext. (Mon-Sat Day only) (September 27, 2014 to January 2020)
  • 2B Angier Ave | Eastern Durham | The Village (Mon-Sat Day only) (September 27, 2014 to January 2020) Replaced by a new route 3C
  • 3C The Village | NC-98 | Lynn Rd (Mon-Sat Day only) (?? to January 2020) Replaced by the East Durham Connect pilot program
  • 3T Holloway St - The Village - Glenview Station (Only in use when Route 3 is overcrowded) (?? to January 2020)
  • 5 Fayetteville St | NCCU | South Square (?? to September 27, 2014)
  • 5 Fayetteville St | NCCU | The Streets at Southpoint | NC-54 (September 27, 2014 to October 2020)
  • 5K Fayetteville St | NCCU | MLK Jr Pkwy (Mon-Sat Day only) (2015 to October 2020)
  • 6 Duke/VA | American Village (?? to January 2020) Replaced by route 11B
  • 6B Duke/VA | Sparger Road (?? to January 2020)
  • 7 Fayetteville St | The Streets at Southpoint | NC-54 (?? to September 27, 2014)
  • 9 Dearborn Drive & Durham Regional Hospital (?? to September 27, 2014)
  • 10 Woodcroft & New Hope Commons
  • 10A University Drive | South Square | New Hope Commons (?? to January 2020) Replaced by running route 10 all day
  • 10B University Drive | South Square | Pickett Rd (?? to January 2020) Route cut short to South Square
  • 10L South Square | Hope Valley Commons (September 27, 2014 to ??) Replaced by route 20
  • 11 Duke University/VA | Hillsborough Rd | Sparger Rd (?? to January 2020) Cut short to Neal Rd at Hillsborough Rd
  • 12B Lowe's Grove Middle School (?? to 2011)
  • 12B NC-55 | NCCU | NC-54 ( to January 2020) Extended to the Regional Transit
  • 13 Durham Technical Community College & The Village (?? to September 27, 2014)
  • 14 NCCU Campus Shuttle (?? to May 2010)
  • 14 NC-54 | The Streets at Southpoint | Woodcroft Pkwy (September 27, 2014 to January 2020) Replaced by route 12
  • 15 Brier Creek (2009 to January 2020) Replaced by route 2
  • 16 Southern High School & The Village (?? to 2015) Replaced by route 3B & 23
  • 16A The Village | NC-98 | Southern High School (September 27, 2014 to 2015) Replaced by route 3B
  • 16B Neal Middle School & Southern High School (?? to September 27, 2014)
  • 16B The Village | Birchwood | Ross Road (Mon-Sat Day only) (September 27, 2014 to 2015) Replaced by routes 3B & 3C
  • 17 Snow Hill Road & Horton Road (?? to September 27, 2014) Replaced by routes 9, 9A & 9B up to Northern High School
  • 23 The Village | NC-98 Loop | East Durham (2015 to January 2020) Replaced by running route 3B all day

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]