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Buses on shoulder program moves into Wake County

Friday, August 16, 2013

The program that allows some buses to drive on road shoulders is now rolling into Wake County.

The Bus Shoulder System (BOSS) allows Triangle Transit buses to use the shoulders at the height of rush hour. It was implemented in July 2012.

Buses can slide over to the shoulder when traffic was moving less than 35 miles per hour.

Right now, it is only in effect for Interstate 40 in Durham County. Beginning Monday, however, drivers will see BOSS signs and buses in Wake County as well.

The program is being expanded from the Durham County line into Wake County to the Wade Avenue exit. It will then continue along Wade Avenue through the Blue Ridge Road exit.

The following Triangle Transit routes can use BOSS when traveling on designated areas of either I-40 or Wade Avenue:

Durham County:

  • CRX - Chapel Hill Express
  • Route 800 - Chapel Hill to the Regional Transit Center via The Streets at Southpoint
  • Route 700 - Durham to the Regional Transit Center (Eastbound only on I-40)
  • Shuttle 42 between the Regional Transit Center and IBM (Eastbound only on I-40)

Wake County:

  • Route 100  Downtown Raleigh to Raleigh Durham International Airport to the Regional Transit Center
  • Route 105  Downtown Raleigh to the Regional Transit Center
  • Route 301  Downtown Raleigh to Cary to the Regional Transit Center
  • CRX  Chapel Hill Express
  • DRX  Durham-Raleigh Express

For more information on the BOSS program, visit www.ncdot.gov/nctransit/BOSS.

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