TTA becomes Triangle Transit - New Buses To Service Routes
March 17, 2008
For immediate release:
Research Triangle Park, N.C. Starting today, the Triangle has a new way to get around. TTA has become Triangle Transit. Riders also will begin seeing new buses on routes in Durham, Orange and Wake counties.
The new name, logo and buses were unveiled this morning at a kickoff event in downtown Raleigh at Moore Square. A new Web site is also rolling out at http://www.triangletransit.org.
In addition to the name change to Triangle Transit, the agencys logo is now three triangles of blue, green and orange. The multiple colors show that we are a community of more than one town and more than one people, and that Triangle Transit connects these multiple places and people.
Connecting with the region will be more comfortable for thousands of daily riders because of new Triangle Transit buses. Twenty-three of the new buses, built by Gillig Corporation, will be in service by June 1. The vehicles seat 30, have heavy-duty climate systems, low floor for easy access, talking bus technology and outdoor route information signs. The low-sulfur diesel vehicles can also run on biodiesel.
For 18 months, weve been talking to our riders and citizens about transit in the Triangle and the ways we can better serve the region, said Sig Hutchinson, Chairman of the Triangle Transit Board of Trustees. Our new name, brand, vehicles and Web site are an indication that weve been listening.
Triangle Transits Board of Trustees approved the funds for new buses in June 2007. Hutchinson said the buses are the beginning of a multi-year fleet replacement and the addition of upgraded amenities for the region. As fuel prices continue to climb, transit services play a crucial role in connection and mobility.
Triangle Transit offers a wide variety of transit and vanpool services to North Carolinas Triangle region and outlying counties. Regional bus and shuttle service is available to Apex, Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Garner, Hillsborough, RDU International Airport, Research Triangle Park and Raleigh.
Triangle Transit Communications