Refresh - PART EXPRESS ROUTE CHANGES for JULY & August 2020

PART is continuously reviewing and analyzing our system. This process includes a variety of elements including passenger feedback, on-time performance, ridership, and expense. Our goal is to provide the most effective and efficient service possible.

Please note, all the proposed changes are contingent upon the COVID-19 situation. These changes are based on service levels being back to normal starting July 6th and/or August 3rd.

BUSINESS 40 OVERVIEW OF CHANGES – JULY 6, 2020

In November 2018 Business 40 was closed for construction, scheduled to be completed in 2020. To help reduce commuting challenges, PART received special funding from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and NCDOT to enhance PART Express service to the impacted areas. With the opening of Business 40 in February 2020, this project has come to a close. Beginning July 6, 2020, the following service changes will be implemented:

Route 6

The Surry County Express service connecting Mt. Airy and Winston-Salem will revert back to the pre-Business 40 level of service. View the schedule here.

Route 17

The Kernersville Express service connecting Greensboro to Western Winston-Salem through Kernersville will revert back to pre-Business 40 routing with some additional modifications. 

  • Route will no longer serve Forsyth and Baptist Hospitals.
  • Provide direct service to of Fed Ex Ground and Amazon Distribution Center off West Market Street in Kernersville.
  • Relocate stop at Kernersville Town Hall to provide shelter for passengers.
  • Route schedule will be changed.
  • Review revised schedule and map here

Route 28

The West Forsyth Express service connecting Clemmons/Lewisville and Winston-Salem will permanently be discontinued.

*Note: Knowing the funding to provide these enhanced services would come to an end, PART spent the last year trying to identify additional funding sources. Unfortunately, alternative funding options have not been made available.  

PART EXPRESS GENERAL ROUTE OVERVIEW OF PROPOSED CHANGES – AUGUST 3, 2020

Based on our biannual adjustment schedule, we are proposing the following changes for August 2020. Because your input is very important to us, we wanted to share our proposed schedule changes.

Please take a moment to review the following proposed changes and use our SERVICE CHANGE QUESTIONNAIRE to provide us with your feedback. 

Route 9 

The Davidson County Business 85 Express connecting Davidson County and High Point will be modified to provide service from Thomasville to Greensboro, connecting through High Point.

  • Route will start at the Thomasville Park & Ride. Riders are encouraged to use Davidson County Transportation for connections to Davidson County Community College and Lexington.
  • Service to Lexington will be discontinued.
  • Additional stops in High Point will be added along Kivett drive.
  • Route will continue with connections to downtown Greensboro with connections to Coliseum, UNCG, Old Courthouse, & Galyon Depot.
  • View the schedule and map here.

Route 10

The Randolph County Express connecting South Asheboro and Greensboro will be rerouted traveling in and out of Downtown Greensboro.

  • Route will travel W Gate City and serve UNCG on the north and south bound runs from the Galyon Depot.
  • Relocation of a stop in downtown Greensboro. It will only be served on the north bound trip traveling to the Galyon Depot.
  • Slight schedule changes related to tweaks in routing.
  • View the map and schedule here.

Route 19

The Palladium Circulator will be permanently discontinued.

PART Express Shuttles

  • All Routes (Route 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24) will run on fixed route all day Monday - Friday. Every 30 min during peak and 60 min off peak. Only deviations will need to call for a pick-up.
  • Saturday service will have no changes.

Route 20

Route 21 

Route will be extended to connect to GTA Route 9.

  • Route will travel down W. Market St to Swing Rd to serve the GTA Stop.
  • Will eliminate service and all stops on Burnt Poplar Rd, Cessna Dr, and Boeing Dr. These stops will be served by Route 24.
  • View the map and schedule here.

Route 22

Route will change direction to increase accessibility and safety.

  • Revised route will travel south on Eastchester, north to Piedmont Triad Pkwy, east through Airpark West, and north on Eastchester returning to the CTC.
  • View the map and schedule here.

Route 23 

Route will change direction to increase accessibility and safety.

  • Revised route will travel east on Burnt Poplar Rd, South on Chimney Rock Rd, west on Piedmont Pkwy, north on 68 returning to the CTC.
  • View the map and schedule here.

Route 27 – Now Route 24 

  • Will eliminate connections to the PTI Airport. A new on-demand service and airport pass will provide connection to the airport.
  • Will provide connections to Burnt Poplar Road.
  • View the map and schedule here.

Airport Connection

  • Riders interested in connecting to the airport will be able to purchase a special airport pass.
  • The airport pass will be good for a roundtrip ride on PART Express and on-demand service to and from the airport.
  • Passengers will need to schedule their drop-off/pick-up to the airport in advance.

These proposed general route changes would be implemented Monday, August 3, 2020.

If you have any questions, please call 336-883-7278 or email contactus@partnc.org. You can also submit comments online through our SERVICE CHANGE QUESTIONNAIRE.