GoCary Bus Stop Improvement Project

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Project Overview

The GoCary Bus Stop Improvement Project is a multi-year program which will transform the passenger experience at GoCary bus stops throughout the Town. Through enhancements to safety, accessibility, and passenger information media, GoCary is committed to continuously improving its system infrastructure.

Project Details

The Town of Cary is pursuing upgrades to more than 200 bus stops throughout the GoCary system. As part of these ongoing improvements, the Town will:

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  • Re-paint all bus shelters to match the GoCary color scheme;
  • Upgrade security with the installation of new, reliable, solar-powered shelter lighting;
  • Replace outdated “C-Tran” bus stop signs with new GoCary bus stop signs at all bus stops;
  • Construct ADA-accessible landing pads at all new bus stops;
  • Retrofit existing GoCary bus stops with ADA-accessible concrete landing pads, eliminating the need to board and alight buses on grass;
  • Install easy-to-read customer information panels at all bus stops, which will include route and schedule information.

Project Background

The region is undertaking the implementation of the Wake County Transit Plan, which was adopted in June 2016 by the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO), Wake County and the Research Triangle Public Transportation Authority (GoTriangle). The Wake County Transit Plan allocates significant resources to the Town of Cary’s transit system (GoCary) to support the system’s growth of community-based fixed route bus services where need exists over the next 10 years.

As a result of this allocation, the Town is upgrading its bus stops to enhance security, improve accessibility for persons with disabilities, and update passenger information media.

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Project Schedule

Work began with the re-painting of bus shelters, which was completed in Spring 2020. Solar lighting installations will be complete within a few weeks, and , construction of new stops will begin later this summer. Bus sign replacement will take place concurrently during construction, with the retrofitting of existing stops expected to take place in phases over the upcoming years.

Contact

Kevin Wyrauch, AICP
Transit Planner
(919) 469-4080
kevin.wyrauch@townofcary.org