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Posted to Media Advisories and Press Releases by Brooke Kochanski
Give Your Input for Truck & Freight Planning in the Triad
For Immediate Release
October 10, 2019
Contact Information: Brooke Kochanski, Marketing & Communications Manager, (336) 291-4331, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Piedmont Triad is developing a planning tool to help build an efficient and safe road network for shippers, carriers and service providers in the region. Unlike previous versions, this new planning tool will account for delivery trucks, service vehicles and freight carriers that might make multiple stops during the work day. The results of this tool will help the Triad prioritize where investments in our roads and highways need to be made in order to benefit shippers and service providers of all sizes. This study is being conducted by the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART) in cooperation with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the metropolitan planning organizations of Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and Burlington-Graham. Visit www.ncfreight.org for more information. To ensure the needs of all industries are included, input in this process is critical.
You can help us develop the tool that will... Help increase your productivity, Limit traffic congestion, Reduce driving stress, Identify appropriate locations for rest areas and parking, Improve your bottom-line, Ensure that our highways are widened, traffic circles are built, interstate ramps and intersections are improved with truck and freight movements in mind.
If you are a truck driver, delivery service driver, or service contractor you may be eligible to take this survey and earn a $40 Gift card!
How it works? Truck movement data is collected through a smart phone app. Once downloaded, it will remain active and automatically ping a very short survey for each trip a driver completes. The driver needs to participate by answering each survey for at least three days. Each survey takes less than a minute and can be completed anytime during the study period.
For more details join us on October 15th at 3:00PM for 30-minute Webinar that will explain the Freight Study and how to use the App. Please use this link to register… https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6710287980538807809.
The Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART) is a unit of local government created in 1997 to enhance all forms of transportation in the Piedmont Triad Region. Our work is part of a larger statewide effort to improve transportation systems in North Carolina. Working with our partners, we strive to enhance mobility, address congestion, and reduce transportation related impacts on our air quality. Learn more at www.partnc.org.
Posted to What's Happening at PART Blog by Sabrina Glenn
With all the changes in our everyday lives related to COVID-19, PART has had to respond by making changes to help ensure the safety of our drivers, riders, and overall community. Everything we’ve done has been geared to making sure that public transit is as safe as possible.
#MaskUpForTransit. When riding with PART, it is important to ensure you follow proper mask guidelines like making sure your mask covers not only your mouth but your nose as well. Also, wear a mask that you cannot blow air through; this will help to keep your airflow and bodily fluids contained. As of February 1st, 2021 TSA, SD1582/84-21-01 mandated that all public transportation workers and riders 2 years or older must wear face masks at all times while on public transit vehicles or in transit facilities.
When riding with PART we also ask that you are mindful about social distancing. While it’s not always possible to be six feet apart, we encourage you to do your best not just when riding, but when boarding our buses as well. During the boarding process we ask that only one person enter at a time to create as much social distancing as possible. Passengers who are exhibiting visible signs or symptoms of the Coronavirus will be asked to deboard the PART Express bus. We take this very seriously because it is for the safety of all other riders and to maintain our community’s safety.
We’re encouraging all passengers to use PARTs TouchPass contactless payment system. Passengers can download the TouchPass App from your PlayStore or purchase a TouchPass Reusable Smartcard at the Coble Transportation Center (CTC) or you can order one online. Making the transition to digital fare payments will not only help lower the spread of COVID-19, but it can save you time and money. When you ride with Umo, you receive free transfers and simply tap or scan to quickly board the bus. Cash is still accepted on PART Express buses, but we do not provide change cards or transfer tickets. We encourage you to have exact change for each bus that you board.
We’re all looking forward to our return to normal. But until then, we’re asking you to do your PART in taking the proper precautions when riding. For a full list of information on PART’s COVID-19 activities, visit www.partnc.org/covid19.