GoCary Adds Sunday Service, Discounts for Students
Enhancements to Town’s public transportation go into effect August 6
- GoCary will provide access to transportation seven days a week by adding service on Sundays beginning August 6.
- Frequency to increase on Routes 3, 4, 5 and 6 (buses run every half hour Monday-Saturday).
- Half-fare discounts will be available for students 13-18 years old.
Cary, N.C. – Beginning August 6, GoCary will unveil service enhancements that make getting around town a whole lot easier. The Town of Cary is adding transit service on Sunday, providing transportation on all fixed routes from 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; service hours Monday through Saturday remain 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Door-to-Door customers will also have the opportunity to reserve rides on Sundays through 9 p.m., with last pick up at 8:30 p.m. for Tiers I and II and 7:30 p.m. on Tier III. Other changes include increased frequency on Routes 3, 4, 5 and 6, with buses picking up passengers every half hour Monday through Saturday; and half-fare discounts to students ages 13-18. These changes are part of the new Wake County Transit Plan that partners transit providers in the county to ensure regional mobility for all.
“Transit is a vital part of our community, and GoCary continues to improve the services we provide to meet the diverse transportation needs of our citizens as well as visitors throughout the region,” said Ana Orlowsky, Transit Marketing Specialist. “Expanding our service gives citizens better access to employment, church services, and community events. Our participation in the Wake County Transit Plan provides us with significant funding to meet our goals of continued growth and success of GoCary now and into the future.”
The Wake County Transit Plan was unveiled in December 2015 as the strategic regional transit vision, and was adopted by Wake County, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO), and GoTriangle in 2016. The goals of the plan are to connect the region, connect all Wake County communities, create frequent and reliable urban mobility, and enhance access to transit. The Wake County Fiscal Year 2018 Draft Work Plan can be viewed at www.waketransit.com and outlines improvements to the WCTP partners, including GoCary, GoRaleigh, GoTriangle, and WakeTRACS systems.
GoCary service enhancements are funded via the one-half percent sales and use tax approved by Wake County voters on November 8, 2016 in support of the Wake County Transit Plan. Other funding to support transit initiatives includes federal, state, and local funds; farebox revenues; the Regional Transit Authority Registration Tax; and the new $7 Wake County Vehicle Registration Tax. GoCary’s mission is to provide clean, safe, reliable and efficient transit service to the community by being responsive to changing needs and focusing on customer service as our highest priority. To date, GoCary has provided 2,779,567 million passenger trips for citizens and visitors of Cary since its inception in 2001.
Visit GoCary at www.townofcary.org/gocary or call (919) 485-RIDE (7433). For more information on getting around in Cary, follow us on Twitter @TOC_traffic; and to find out things going on in Town search our calendar at www.townofcary.org/calendar.
Ana Orlowsky, Transit Marketing Specialist, (919) 469-4086
Adam Howell, Transit Planner, (919) 469-4080
Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 380-4240