Capital Area Transit http://wunc.org en Raleigh Reconsiders Downtown R-Line Amid Rising Costs, Backlash http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-reconsiders-downtown-r-line-amid-rising-costs-backlash <p></p><p>Raleigh has commissioned a private consultant to evaluate the free downtown circulator bus system.</p><p>The R-Line was created in 2009 to boost tourism and economic development, and the city pays $1 million per year to keep it running.</p><p>But riders of Raleigh's Capital Area Transit bus system say it's unfair that they have to pay fares on the separate system. Most CAT riders live below the poverty line and depend on the system for their commute. Raleigh will raise the $1 fare by $.50 next year.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:48:54 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 39465 at http://wunc.org Raleigh Reconsiders Downtown R-Line Amid Rising Costs, Backlash Triangle Bus Services Considering Fare Increases http://wunc.org/post/triangle-bus-services-considering-fare-increases <p>Bus riders in the Triangle are invited to weigh in on proposed fare hikes for <a href="http://www.triangletransit.org/">Triangle Transit</a> and <a href="http://www.raleighnc.gov/transit/">Capital Area Transit.</a>&nbsp; Officials for the agencies say they haven't raised fares since 2005 for Triangle Transit and the last time Raleigh buses raised rates was in 2007.&nbsp;<br /><br />John Tallmadge is the Director of Regional Services Development for Triangle Transit.&nbsp; He says ridership has more than doubled for his service since the last rate hike.<br /> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 21:29:20 +0000 Eric Hodge 24987 at http://wunc.org Triangle Bus Services Considering Fare Increases Triangle Residents Urged To 'Try Transit' This Week http://wunc.org/post/triangle-residents-urged-try-transit-week <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Triangle residents are being invited this week to consider public transportation as a commuter option.&nbsp; Local and regional systems are taking part in "Try Transit Week" hoping to get people out of their cars and on a bus to work or play.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.raleighnc.gov/transit/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Capital Area Transit</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is offering special events every day to entice new riders.&nbsp; Lindsay </span>Pennell<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> handles marketing for the Raleigh bus service.&nbsp; She says over the years they've been able change some people's transportation choice.</span><br> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 18:12:43 +0000 Gurnal Scott 22577 at http://wunc.org Triangle Residents Urged To 'Try Transit' This Week