The 1989 Session of the NC General Assembly enabled the creation of Triangle Transit (formerly TTA) as a regional public transportation authority serving Durham, Orange and Wake counties. The new unit of local government was chartered by the NC Secretary of State on December 1, 1989.
In 1991, the NC General Assembly, subject to County approvals, authorized Triangle Transit (formerly TTA) to levy a vehicle registration tax of up to $5 per registration. This tag tax finances the regional bus operations, vanpooling program and planning program.
In 1997, the NC General Assembly, subject to County approvals, authorized Triangle Transit (formerly TTA) to levy a rental vehicle tax of up to 5% of gross receipts. This tax, effective January 1, 1998, will finance future capital projects.
Triangle Transit (formerly TTA) was created to plan, finance, organize and operate a public transportation system for the Research Triangle area. It has three main program areas:
- Regional Bus Service
- Vanpool Service
- Regional Transit Planning
On March 17, 2008, after 15 years as Triangle Transit Authority, the Board of Trustees changed the agency’s name and logo to Triangle Transit. Triangle Transit Board Chair Sig Hutchinson announced our new promise to the Triangle:
Triangle Transit improves our regions quality of life by connecting people and places with reliable, safe, and easy-to-use travel choices that reduce congestion and energy use, save money, and promote sustainability, healthier lifestyles, and a more environmentally responsible community.
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Triangle Transit (formerly TTA) is governed by a thirteen member Board of Trustees. Ten members are appointed by the region’s principal municipalities and counties and three members are appointed by the North Carolina Secretary of Transportation.