Wake Forest offers free local bus service

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 9:31am

Town officials are reminding area residents that they can use a free local circulator service, the Wake Forest Loop, to access local grocery stores, shopping and other services and ride a weekday rush-hour express, the Wake Forest-Raleigh Express, to reach Triangle Town Center and downtown Raleigh.

The result of a 2008 partnership between the Town of Wake Forest, GoTriangle, GoRaleigh and the City of Raleigh, both the local circulator and express routes are operated using GoRaleigh vehicles.

The Wake Forest Loop is a fare free, local circulator for residents wanting to travel within Wake Forest and a portion of the Wakefield community. The loop also serves the Park and Ride Lot at South White Street and Elm Avenue for those riders wanting to connect with the Wake Forest-Raleigh Express during peak hours and with Triangle Town Center in midday.

The Wake Forest-Raleigh Express serves a Park and Ride Lot (located at the former SunTrust building at the intersection of South White Street and Elm Avenue) in Wake Forest, the Triangle Town Center Park-and-Ride at Orvis, and the Moore Square Transit Station in downtown Raleigh during morning and afternoon peak hours.

The Wake Forest-Raleigh Express fare is $3 each way for adults. Daily passes and discounted 31-day express passes are available at the Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St., and GoTriangle Regional Transit Center, 901 Slater Road, Durham. Passes may also be purchased online at www.GoTriangle.org.

As an alternative to driving to and from work, riding the bus offers many advantages, including flexible schedules; low cost; reduced wear, tear and maintenance on your personal vehicle; the opportunity to get work done during your commute, or read the paper - or just relax; and reduced emissions, cleaner air.

For more information on Wake Forest Bus Service, including route brochures and schedules, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/transportation/bus-service or contact Transportation Engineer Jonathan Jacobs at 919-435-9441 or jjacobs@wakeforestnc.gov.