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Media Advisories and Press Releases

Media Advisories and Press Releases

Mar 11

Surry County Route 6 Route Elimination Notice

Posted on March 11, 2022 at 2:41 PM by Regina Gardner

PART Express

Surry County Route 6

Route Elimination Notice


For Immediate Release
March 11, 2022

Contact Information: Scott W. Rhine, PART CEO/General Manager, (336) 291-4316, scottr@partnc.org 

On February 21, 2022, the Surry County Board of County Commissioners took action at their scheduled Board of County Commissioners meeting by unanimous vote to withdraw their membership from the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART). The County has requested that their membership be removed from PART by June 30, 2022.


This release is an initial public notification that PART Express Route 6 service will no longer be operating, effective: July 1, 2022.


PART is a Regional Transportation Authority and unit of local government. The only one of its kind in the State of North Carolina. It comprises 22 elected and appointed officials representing the four largest cities of the Triad, 10 counties of the Piedmont Triad, four Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO), the region's two largest airports, and the North Carolina DOT Board of Transportation - Divisions 7 & 9.


Surry County joined PART in July 2004. PART began operating PART Express commuter bus service from Mt. Airy, Pilot Mountain, King, and Winston-Salem along the US52 highway corridor in 2005. Therefore, the decision of the Surry County Board of County Commissioners to withdraw their membership from PART directly impacts the PART Territorial Jurisdiction and restricts PART from operating PART Express service in Surry County.


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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


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Oct 10

Give Your Input for Truck & Freight Planning in the Triad

Posted on October 10, 2019 at 3:28 PM 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, brookek@partnc.org

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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.


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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.

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Sep 12

PART Express Serving Davidson County - Route 9

Posted on September 12, 2019 at 10:26 AM by Brooke Kochanski

DCCC

For Immediate Release

September 12, 2019

The Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART) has been providing express bus service to Davidson County for 11 years. Davidson County riders commuting on PART Route 9 into High Point can ride for as little as $80.00 per month! One-way fare is $2.50. Students, seniors, disabled, veterans, and Medicare cardholders ride for half price.


Stops on Route 9 include PART’s South Lexington Park & Ride, Uptown Lexington, Davidson County Transportation Center, Davidson Community College, PART Thomasville Park & Ride, GTCC High Point, and Downtown High Point Broad Ave Terminal.  View the schedule and find out more at http://www.partnc.org/route9/ or call 336-883-7278 to speak to one of our call center staff to help plan your trip.

PART is seeking citizen input to improve our efficiency and effectiveness of our service in Davidson County. A survey is available to collect information from Davidson County residents who commute to work or school, so that we can understand the mobility needs of the community. The survey can be taken at www.partnc.org/survey, and participants will be entered to win a $50 gift card.




The Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART) serves the Piedmont Triad with Express Bus service, Regional Vanpool service, and other commuter and employer transportation resources. PART is excited to announce this additional service for Triad residents and employees. Learn more at www.partnc.org.


Contact Information: Brooke Kochanski, Marketing & Communications Manager, (336) 291-4331, brookek@partnc.org