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Transit

Mission

To improve mobility for Raleigh residents and visitors by providing safe, affordable and customer-oriented

transportation while proactively promoting economic opportunity, intermodal connection and sustainable regional

development.

Department Overview

GoRaleigh, Raleigh’s public transportation system, carries more than 21,000 riders per weekday. GoRaleigh

operates 29 fixed routes and 9 express / regional routes. In addition, GoRaleigh operates seven express routes for

GoTriangle and a circulator route for the Town of Wake Forest. With a fleet of 98 revenue vehicles, GoRaleigh

serves the major commercial, employment, educational and medical centers within the City of Raleigh. GoRaleigh

buses run seven days a week to serve the needs of Raleigh citizens. Coordination with GoTriangle and C-Tran

provide connections to other transit systems that enable residents to travel across the Triangle.

Raleigh residents with disabilities who are unable to use regular GoRaleigh services may apply for eligibility under

the GoRaleigh Access program. The GoRaleigh Access program provides subsidized curb-to-curb transportation

service through 34 participating taxi companies and one prime contractor, performing over 400,000 passenger trips

each year. GoRaleigh Access contracts with GoTriangle to provide regional trips originating in the GoRaleigh

service area.

Additional information regarding GoRaleigh Transit may be obtained by contacting David Eatman, Transit

Administrator, at (919) 996-4040 or via email at

David.Eatman@raleighnc.gov .

Budget Highlights

Includes a new Customer Service Specialist to supervise the GoRaleigh Access call center ($54,000).

Adds a Construction Projects Coordinator to ensure compliance of FTA funded projects. This position is

80% federally funded with a 20% city match ($14,000).

Budget Detail

ACTUALS ACTUALS ADOPTED ADOPTED

CHANGE

EMPLOYEES

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

FY16 to FY17

GoRaleigh Access

5

5

6

7

1

Transit Operations

3

3

3

3

0

Grant-Funded Positions

7

7

8

9

1

TOTAL

15

15

17

19

2

DIRECT EXPENDITURES BY DIVISION

GoRaleigh Access

7,982,811

8,333,618

8,162,350

8,565,364

4.9%

Transit Operations

18,287,108

19,894,123

21,101,974

21,537,798

2.1%

TOTAL

$26,269,919

$28,227,741

$29,264,324

$30,103,162

2.9%

DIRECT EXPENDITURES BY TYPE

Personnel

376,956

446,916

436,869

484,588

10.9%

Employee Benefits

174,409

176,305

176,231

206,848

17.4%

Operating Expenditures

24,757,503

26,924,368

27,797,660

28,471,382

2.4%

Special Programs and Projects

50,234

21,467

36,711

35,292

(3.9%)

Interfund Transfers

910,817

658,685

816,853

905,052

10.8%

TOTAL

$26,269,919

$28,227,741

$29,264,324

$30,103,162

2.9%

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