Ride GoCary Free to Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival on April 29, 2017
On April 29, 2017, GoCary will provide free shuttle service during Spring Daze at Fred G. Bond Metro Park. Shuttles will run frequently from the Cary Town Hall Parking Deck and Green Hope High School to the Festival. Buses begin running at 8:30 a.m., with the last bus leaving the festival at 5:30 p.m.
Routes 4 and 6 operate on a normal schedule from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. At 8:30 a.m. drivers on Route 4 High House Road will stop entering Bond Park. Passengers seeking access to the park/affiliated facilities are encouraged to get on/off at the stop in front of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and use the police-made pedestrian crossing. Beginning at 6 p.m., Route 4 will resume its normal alignment throughout the day.
May is National Bike Month
May is National Bike Month and a great time to grab your bike (and your helmet) and get outside to enjoy the beautiful spring weather on two wheels! View a list of events happening in Cary. Happy Riding!
May 15: Bike to Work Day Pit Stop
Kick off National Bike to Work week with a pit stop at the downtown Cary depot from 7–9 a.m. Chat with local planners, learn more about GoCary and our rack and roll program, check out the Town’s new bike lockers, pick up the latest Cary Bike/Hike Map, enter giveaways and more! And don't forget to download the Bike & Hike Mobile App.
Wake Transit Plan Public Comment Event Held at Cary's Train Depot
On March 27, 2017, GoCary and GoTriangle staff presented valuable information and received comments from citizens and transit passengers on the Wake Transit Plan. The draft Wake County Transit Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2018 is available online at Wake Transit. Follow the progress on Twitter (@WakeTransit) or subscribe to the Wake Transit blog to receive email updates. For Cary-specific transit developments, contact GoCary staff at (919) 469-4080 or email YourRideMatters@townofcary.org.
Wake County Transit Plan Updates as of February 2017
As a part of the new Wake County Transit Plan, GoCary has proposed a few service changes to benefit the public starting August 1, 2018. This is in concert with other transit providers in the County to ensure regional mobility for all.
Note: The proposed GoCary changes to extend services on Sunday (all Fixed Route and Paratransit), as well as increase midday frequencies for Routes 3, 4, 5 & 6, M-Sa will be funded by new revenues from the one-half cent sales tax approved last November by voters in Wake County. The Wake County FY 2018 (July 2017- August 2018) Draft Work Plan outlines complementary proposed improvements to the GoCary, GoRaleigh, GoTriangle, and WakeTRACS systems that can be made beginning in 2017 without needing new buses. Review and comment on the FY 2018 Draft Plan here.
The Town of Cary's C-Tran service rebranded to GoCary on October 1, 2016, and the Town rolled out improved vehicles and technologies to enhance riders' experience. The name change is part of a regional effort to create a more unified connection between the area's transit system while allowing for local system identity.
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Track your bus live!
TransLoc Rider puts you in control with real-time tracking so you'll never miss your bus again. Visit TransLocRider.com to download the app today. You can also access AVL through a desktop or mobile browser.
GoCary Fixed Route Day Pass: $1.50 for Senior Citizens
A Great Deal at Half the Regular Price!
GoCary's fixed route day pass allows seniors to ride the fixed route service unlimited for half the price of a regularly priced day pass. For only $1.50 you can take trips to the many destinations along our routes, including:
- Retail shopping centers (Towne Center Mall, Cary Crossroads, or neighborhood centers)
- Grocery stores/pharmacies
- Senior Center
GoCary Door to Door Group Trips
What are Door to Door group trips?
Group trips (four or more passengers) provide an opportunity for registered passengers living in the same retirement community to schedule a recurring trip for destinations such as shopping (i.e. grocery or retail) or even movies within Town limits. Each requested group trip can only be scheduled one day each week and can only make the trip within Cary Town Limits (Tier I and Tier II). If interested in group trips outside Cary Town limits, contact the Senior Center at (919) 469-4081.
Inclement Weather Policy
During inclement weather, GoCary fixed route and Door to Door services will operate based on weather reports and road conditions or high winds. When service runs in extreme conditions, it may be delayed or time schedules altered in the interest of safety. Verify service status by calling operations at (919) 481-2020. If you receive Town email alerts, you will automatically get service adjustments updates during inclement weather. In addition, fixed route riders will receive notifications on the “Transloc” App, also known as GoLive which can be downloaded for free if you have a smart phone.
There may be times when GoCary fixed route service operates when Door to Door service does not operate, since fixed routes operate primarily on major streets. If fixed routes operate during inclement weather, Tier I trips will be the only Door to Door service provided contingent on secondary road conditions. If you have a Door To Door trip scheduled and are unsure if GoCary will operate, please call 919-481-2020 after 6 a.m. the day of your trip.
|2017 GoCary Holiday Schedule
|*Fixed route service runs, but limited to Door to Door (Tier 1 only).|
|Day after New Year||Monday, January 2|
|Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday||Monday, January 16|
|Friday, April 14|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 29|
|Independence Day||Monday, July 4|
||Monday, September 4|
Friday, November 10
*Day After Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 23
Friday, November 24
*Days After Christmas
Monday, December 25
Tuesday, December 26
Wednesday, December 27
GoCary Safety Wins
On June 14, 2016 at the North Carolina Public Transportation Association Conference, GoCary received top honors in North Carolina for its 2015 safety record for fixed route transit systems operating under one million miles of service; last year GoCary had no accidents. GoCary's Door to Door system placed second statewide for safety for demand response transit systems operating under 750,000 miles of service.
Town of Cary/GoCary Partnership with GoTriangle Partners
GoTriangle Regional's Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Partnership is a collaboration of City of Durham, City of Raleigh, Duke University, North Carolina State University, Research Triangle Park Foundation, Town of Cary, Town of Chapel Hill, Triangle J. Council of Governments, Triangle Transit, Wake County, and Wake Technical Community College. The collaborative effort is aimed at reducing commuter congestion and improving air quality in the Triangle region.
Visit GoTriangle for more about their services, or call (919) 485-7433.
Wake County Transit Plan
The Wake County Transit Strategy is partnership that includes Wake County, GoTriangle, Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO), City of Raleigh, Town of Cary, Research Triangle Foundation, NC State University and Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
In the 2016 General Election on November 9th, Wake County voters made their voices heard and approved a one-half percent local sales and use tax referendum to fund the Wake County Transit Plan.
The transit plan will help residents get where they need to go more easily. It will provide improved connections within Wake County and across the Triangle region through expanded bus service and commuter rail from Garner to Durham.
Read more about the Wake County Transit Strategy.