Bus Transit for Downtown Residents: Beyond the R-Line
Okay, so we love the R-Line for getting around the downtown core, but what if we want to do some real shopping or go to the airport?
Like other downtown residents, you like to avoid getting in your car when you can, so maybe you’ve already considered taking the bus somewhere. But you may assume it isn’t practical or worry you might not get where you want to go on time.
Well, if you were one of the DLA members who attended our transit event two weeks ago, you learned just how easy it is to take the bus. For those who missed our event, here’s the good news.
Compared to driving, bus fares are extremely cheap, with one-way fares costing just a buck! It’s even less expensive to buy a 5 day or monthly pass. You can even purchase your bus pass online
Moore Square Station Transit Mall is shown on the right. There are different boarding zones, so look for the colored pillars to learn where to stand and wait for your bus.
Shopping at Cameron Village, Crabtree Valley Mall or Townridge Shopping Center
At the Moore Square Station, line up at the Red Zone. Using route #39, the trip to Cameron Village takes only 10 minutes, and then another 15 minutes (25 minutes total) to Crabtree Valley Mall. Here is the outbound (from downtown) and inbound route map and schedule. If you prefer to shop at the Pleasant Valley or Townridge Shopping Centers, the trip via route #6 takes 40 minutes.
Going to the airport
New Technology for real-time tracking is here, and more is COMING SOON.
Many downtown residents enjoy the free smartphone App to get real time tracking of the R-Line bus. And this same tracking is also available TODAY for all CAT and Triangle Transit Bus routes. For tracking on the go, you can download the iPhone App here.
But it’s going to get even better. Real-time bus route information will soon provide predictions of bus arrival times at any stop. This information is sent to digital signs at some stops, but is also available by text message and on the web.