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Capital Area Transit Fare Increase
Capital Area Transit (CAT) has worked to keep bus fares constant for the past 8-9 years. During that time, costs to operate bus services have risen due to inflation, and customer fares have not kept pace. To close this growing gap, the Raleigh Transit Authority (RTA) has approved a fare increase for Capital Area Transit.
The increase will be implemented in two phases, the first in Fall 2014 [Effective Date TBD] and then the second increase in Fall 2016. These increases will allow CAT to keep pace with inflation and continue to make improvements to bus services and facilities.
A Fare Equity Analysis has been prepared under federal guidelines for implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that reviews how the proposed transit fare changes may affect minority and low-income populations. The Raleigh Transit Authority will determine an effective date at their July/August meeting. Details of the fare increases are listed below.
|7- Day Pass*||N/A||$12.00||$14.50|
|31- Day Pass||$36.00||$45.00||$54.00|
|Local Paratransit Services||$2.00||$2.50||$3.00|
|$25 Stored Value Card||$20.00||$20.00||$20.00|
*7- Day Pass to replace the 5-Day Pass.
- 50% Discount with Approved ID:
- Persons with Disabilities
- Youth Ages 13-18
- Fare Free
- Youth Ages 12 and Under (with Approved ID if needed)
- Seniors 65+ with Approved ID
For more information on the Local CAT or Regional Triangle Transit Fare Increase, visit gotriangle.org/fareincrease or call 919-485-7433.
Participation Needed: R-LINE Survey
The City of Raleigh is studying improvements for the R-LINE as part of Raleigh’s 10 year Downtown Plan. These improvements could affect the existing R-LINE routing.
Please take a few minutes to complete the R-LINE Survey. Time to complete the survey is approximately 5 minutes.
Even if you do not ride the R-LINE often, your input is appreciated. Completing this survey will help determine some of the following:
R-LINE Purpose and Need
•Evaluate the R-LINE for potential route and service improvements.
•Develop an optimized R-LINE route to better serve existing and future downtown riders.
•Consider time horizon for improvements and funding need.
•Evaluate Fare changes (free vs. fare charge).
R-LINE Route Considerations
•Provide bi-directional service vs. existing one-way loop.
•Extend service to downtown adjacent neighborhoods- (Cameron Park, Oakwood).
•Extend service to NC State University.
•Connect Union Station and Moore Square Transit Station.
2014 CAT Summer Holiday Operation Schedule
All CAT and TTA Routes will NOT operate on the following days:
- Monday, September 4- Labor Day
CAT Route 40X- Wake Tech Express 2014 Summer Schedule
Wake Tech will be CLOSED and Route 40X will NOT operate on the following days:
Monday, September 1 - Labor Day
Route 40X will operate on a Modified Schedule on the following days:
Wednesday, July 30 - Friday, August 15
Route 40X will operate on a Regular Schedule Monday through Thursday ONLY*:
Monday, May 19 - Tuesday, July 29
*No Friday Service
Downtown Bus Facilities Master Plan Survey Available
The City of Raleigh is soliciting public comment in an Online Survey involving plans for new and renovated Downtown Transit Facilities. The projects involve two phases, one associated with the Union Station Multi-Modal Facility, and the other for improvements to the Moore Square Transit Station.
The City and a team of designers has identified priorities for both the new Union Station Facility and renovated Moore Square Transit Station. These priorities are summarized under four main headings.
Downtown Bus Transit Facilities should be:
Accessible – Stations should be well connected to transit opportunities, key destinations, and major trip generators.
Active – The Station should be a vibrant place with uses serving transit riders, visitors, local residents and employees alike.
Comfortable – A station and its surrounding streets and other public space should be a safe and welcoming place to transit riders, neighborhood residents, and local employees.
Legible – The station should be identifiable and inviting, a place that people recognize and hold an image of in their minds.
Results of the survey will assist the project team in developing the short and long-term transit program for Downtown Raleigh.
NCDOT 40/440 Rebuild Project "Fortify" Information
The project, formerly known as “Crawleigh”, is moving forward with a new name: FORTIFY.
Fortify is not just about rebuilding a road, it’s also about fortifying a community. Enhancing the mobility of our region creates greater opportunities for our citizens – access to jobs, healthcare, education, and the people and places that make our community great. Strong partnerships and community collaboration will help reduce the impact to those who live in, work in, and pass through the capital city during construction.
Our project to fortify two of the Triangle’s busiest roads begins this week, and we want to make sure you know what to expect while construction is under way on this major roadway rebuild project and understand how to get the latest information quickly and easily.
What is Fortify?
The Fortify project involves removing and replacing an 11.5-mile stretch of I-40 and I-440 to address immediate safety concerns. The 30-year-old pavement is cracking and crumbling because of a chemical reaction, called ASR, happening in the road. The reaction is triggered by water mixing with a substance that was used in paving several decades ago.
In addition to rebuilding the road, crews will extend two miles of auxiliary lanes to help manage additional traffic. They will also rehabilitate 14 bridges within the project zone to extend their life by many years.
The first stage, rebuilding I-440, begins this fall. Crews will replace the section from the I-40/U.S. 64/I-440 interchange, known as “the 40 split,” to just north of the U.S. 64/264 Knightdale Bypass.
• Week of October 28: Nighttime lane closures begin for prep work
• Early December: Daytime lane closures begin
Stage two, daytime lane closures for rebuilding I-40, is scheduled to begin by late 2014, when crews will replace the pavement from U.S. 1/64 all the way to the I-40 split.
The entire projected is scheduled to wrap up by Fall 2016.
Impact to Drivers
More than 100,000 cars travel on the weakened sections of 40 and 440 every day, so the $130 million project is going to impact drivers significantly.
NCDOT is taking steps to minimize that impact, including making a $12 million investment in additional transit, and working with the contractor to keep three lanes open in both directions on I-40 during the majority of construction.
Tools to Keep You Informed
• www.fortifync.com – The Fortify website, which was built by NCDOT’s Web Services Team, is your one-stop shop for all project-related information. It features maps, details on where to catch alternate transit options and links to live traffic cameras through a partnership with WRAL News. There is even a top 40 playlist of jams to help you through the traffic.
• Facebook – We’ve launched a Fortify Facebook page where we’ll share updates on traffic flow and project progress daily, post photos and videos, and engage in conversation with our followers.
• Twitter – The project Twitter feed, @FortifyNC, will offer real-time travel information any time of day or night. They're in the process of linking the Twitter feed with TIMS, so whenever an incident occurs within the project area, you’ll get an instant alert on your computer or mobile device. It’s a great way to “know before you go!”
• Tumblr – They’ve also created the department’s first Tumblr site, which offers a way to keep up with all online content and conversations about the project in one simple location.
NCDOT is committed to keeping drivers informed every step of the way throughout this massive project to fortify not just a road but the community, as well. For more information on Fortify, visit www.fortifync.com.