How to ride the bus in Raleigh, NC - 2021-09-24T150954.147

The city of Raleigh is seeking input on the new Wake Bus Rapid Transit route. The plan includes 10 transit stations planned along the route stretching from Downtown Raleigh to New Hope Road. 

What is BRT? BRT is a high-capacity bus-based transit system that delivers fast + efficient service. It also may include dedicated lanes, busways, traffic signal priority, off-board fare collection, elevated platforms, and enhanced stations.

Ready to try public transit? Here’s what you need to know:


  • GoRaleigh runs from rom 4:30 a.m. to midnight on Mon.-Fri., from 5:30 a.m. to midnight on Saturdays, and from around 5:30 a.m.-11 p.m. on Sundays (individual routes vary).

Service routes:

  • Most of the 30+ routes originate from downtown GoRaleigh Station, located at 214 S. Blount St. (near Moore Square). From there, routes include Capital Boulevard to Triangle Town Center, Falls of Neuse to Strickland Road, South Saunders into Garner + more.
  • The R-Line (aka: the free downtown circulator) is temporarily suspended.
  • Click here to view GoRaleigh’s bus tracker + see your vehicle in real-time.

COVID-19 protocols:

  • GoRaleigh announced in March 2020 that they will be suspending bus fares + have extended it through June 30, 2022.
  • Riders will need to board buses through the rear door in order to maintain social distancing.
  • GoRaleigh will continue to follow all CDC and FTA safety guidelines.

Transit hacks:

  • If you have a bike, you can bring it at no extra charge. 🚴
  • Buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts + additional accommodations for riders with disabilities.

A multi-week community workshop kicked off on Mon., Sept. 20, focusing on the main sections of the New Bern Avenue corridor. Events over the next few weeks will allow community members to meet with city planners, pitch ideas + ask questions about BRT.

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