Friday, May 3, 2013

Main Street Construction to Affect Bull City Connector and DATA Routes

When construction begins on Durham’s Main Street this month, the work will affect routing for the Bull City Connector, Durham's free downtown bus, as well as the Durham Area Transit Authority.
Buses will follow a different route around the Brightleaf Square/Duke University East Campus area from May 13th - September 2013. Click here to view the bus detour map.

The frequency of bus service will change during the detour:

Bull City Connector Route Changes:

Weekdays (Monday-Friday)
6:20 A.M. to 3 P.M. Service every 20 minutes
3 P.M. to 6 P.M. Service every 15 minutes
After 6 P.M. Service every 25 minutes

7:20 A.M. to Midnight Service every 25 minutes

Holidays (Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day)
7:20 A.M. to 10 P.M. Service every 25 minutes

Stops eliminated during the detour include:
Main St. at Campus Dr. (Eastbound & Westbound) (GoLive Stop #’s 6380 and 6389)
Main St. at Morgan St. (Eastbound & Westbound) (GoLive Stop #’s 5163 and 5433)
Main St. at Gregson St. (Eastbound & Westbound) (GoLive Stop #’s 5637 and 6387)

Alternate temporary stops will be at:
Main St. at Duke St. (Eastbound) (GoLive Stop #6642)
Gregson St. at Brightleaf (Westbound) (GoLive Stop #6336)

A downloadable map of the Bull City Connector detour is available online at An interactive map will be available beginning May 13.

Questions about the detour can be directed to the GoTriangle Regional Information Center at (919) 485-RIDE (7433).

DATA Route Changes:

DATA Route 5 stop closure
Due to construction, DATA’s stop #6442, served by Route 5 ‘Fayetteville St/NCCU/Southpoint’, will be closed until further notice.Passengers catching the outbound bus can utilize the very next stop, which is about 100 yards away, on E Lakewood Ave at Fayetteville St (near the Kerr Drugs store).

The end of route and start of route timepoint at Northern High School will now always be the stop across the street from the school. There are no changes to the schedule.

The current stop #5668 in front of Northern High will be eliminated. The stop across the street from Northern High will be renamed (from #5407 Tom Wilkinson Rd at Goldston Ave to #5407 Tom Wilkinson Rd at Northern HS. We will also add a stop, in the direction headed downtown, #5434 Milton Rd at Long Crescent Dr .

The outbound timepoint #1105 Erwin Rd at VA Hospital will no longer be served by Route 11. The timepoint will be moved to #5228 Fulton St at VA Hospital. There are minor changes to the schedule.

Other Changes

Duke GoPass holders to show DukeCard ID starting April 1
Beginning April 1, Duke students, faculty and staff must show a valid DukeCard ID when using their GoPass on Triangle Transit and Durham Area Transit Authority buses. Riders without DukeCards will be asked to pay the corresponding bus fare for the route.

New Parking Access at Durham Station (American Tobacco Campus - North Deck)
Effective March 1, 2013 The American Tobacco Campus (ATC) parking decks require new access stickers. This will be in effect Monday- Friday from 8am-5pm.

ATC Park and Ride customers in Triangle Transit’s current customer database that have not exchanged the old card must come to the Regional Transit Center for a new sticker. Please bring identification, return your old parking access card and update your contact information. Customer Service window hours are 7:00am - 6:30pm (Mo-Fr) and 8:00am - 4:30pm (Sa).

All questions about the new parking access should be directed to or call (919) 485-RIDE(7433).

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