Blog module icon

All Blog

Find out what's happening in the blog. Below is a list of blog items.

Oct 15

PART Express Celebrates 17 Years of Service to the Piedmont Triad

Posted to Media Advisories and Press Releases by Brooke Kochanski

For Immediate Release

Contact Information: Brooke Kochanski, Marketing & Communications Manager, (336) 291-4331  ?

October 15, 2019


PART Express Celebrates 17 Years of Service to the Piedmont Triad

Greensboro, NC —
The Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART) would like to thank all of our passengers, supporters, and partners for allowing us to serve you for 17 years! PART Express Routes began on September 30, 2002 and we've been "Connecting Communities" ever since. With 16 Express Bus and Shuttle Routes, PART serves around 450,000 passenger trips per year.

A rider appreciation event is being held at the PART Coble Transportation Center to celebrate the anniversary.

“We are honored to have served the Piedmont Triad for so many years and we look forward to our continued service enhancements and growth,”
said PART Executive Director, Scott W. Rhine. “Our riders represent the very existence of our Mission statement, and we hope they enjoy this recognition and celebration.”

Friday, October 18th 6:00am-1:00pm

Where: PART Coble Transportation Center
              8310 W Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27409

What: Customer Appreciation Event with PART Staff meet and greet,
             music, photo frames for social media, door prizes, and more!


  • PART PRIZE PACK - PART Prize Pack includes your very own I Take PART T-shirt, PART Coffee mug, Custom Mini PART Bus USB, PART reflect/retractable earbuds, PART Lunchbox and cooler pack, PART pen, safety flashlight, tire gauge, power bank charger, and charging cables to charge your phone on the bus!


The Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART) is a governmental authority created in 1997 under N.C.G.S. 160A, Article 27 to enhance all forms of transportation in the Piedmont Triad Region. Our work is part of a larger statewide effort to improve mobility systems in North Carolina. Working with our partners and member agencies, we strive to enhance mobility, address congestion, and reduce transportation related impacts on our air quality.

Learn more at


Dec 11

Get Exclusive Discounts with XPass

Posted to What's Happening at PART Blog by Brooke Kochanski

2018-0625_PART_0318_FinalBetween tight deadlines, long hours and heavy workloads, we know there are a lot of stressors in the average worker’s daily life. At PART, we don’t think commuting to and from the office should be one of them. 

We want to help employees across the Triad start and end their day on a positive note by ensuring the trip between home and work is as relaxed and stress-free as possible. And we want to give employers the resources they need to help make that a possibility for their hardworking employees. So, we created our XPass Employer Discount Program to help achieve both of these goals. 

PART’s XPass Program is an initiative that provides exclusive commuter discounts to employees working at businesses across the Triad who are members of our PARTnership program – a free resource that helps businesses develop a customized transportation program for their employees. These custom programs are designed to address specific commuting challenges employees may be facing when trying to get to and from work, such as a major road closure or construction, lack of parking, or traffic getting to the office. 

In addition to custom commuting options, the XPass Program allows registered employees and participating employers to receive a 30% discount on the cost of PART bus passes. The program is available Triad-wide and provides access to more than 15 PART Express bus routes across the area. Riders have the option to use PART’s TouchPass Mobile App or our Smartcard Ticketing System, making the boarding and riding process quick and easy. 

Signing up for XPass is simple: any employer located within PART’s 10-County service area may complete the online registration form on behalf of the company at no cost. Once we receive your company's registration, you will be contacted by a PART representative to finalize your organization’s enrollment. It’s that easy! We’ll even give you all the materials and information you need to help get your employees “on board”, including on-site events and activities as well as meeting times where we will speak with individuals one-on-one about the program and its benefits. Why not join the over 20 companies already participating in the XPass program?

We are dedicated to providing a reliable, relaxing and low-cost daily commute for everyone across the Triad, and every little bit of support counts. So, whether your employees ride PART Express every day or just once a week, XPass allows them to save money while providing a less-stressful commute. And if you need even more convincing, check out this list of 10 reasons [link] to give commuting with PART a try! 

Everyday life comes with enough challenges. Why not make getting to and from work one less thing they have to worry about? Visit or call 336-883-7278 to learn more about becoming a PART of the solution towards a better commute!