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Purpose

The GoDurham Better Bus Project will design street, sidewalk, and bus stop improvements that provide safe access to bus stops, enhance comfort at bus stops, and improve bus service on GoDurham routes.

Access to Buses LogoBus AccessRecommend and design sidewalks, crosswalks, curb ramps, and other pedestrian improvements that provide better access to bus stops.
Improved Bus StopsBus StopsRecommend shelters, benches, and other improvements at bus stops that make waiting for the bus more comfortable and convenient.
Bus Service Improvement Logo

Bus ServiceIdentify bus delay hot spots and design bus priority projects like changes to traffic signals, pavement markings, and signage that improve bus speed and reliability.

Better Bus Project Overview

The 18-month Better Bus Project consists of five individual projects that will identify GoDurham bus access and service improvements system-wide, with additional focus on GoDurham Routes 3 and 5. A map of improvements can be found at the bottom of this page. Public engagement for the Better Bus Project is guided by the Equitable Community Engagement Blueprint, adopted by the City of Durham in 2019.

To learn about each of the five projects, feel free to explore each of their individual pages to the left (coming soon). If you'd like to sort by improvement type and outcome, see below.

  1. BEtter Bus Stop ACCESs
  2. Better Bus ServiCe
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BUS ACCESS

What will the project do: recommend improvements to sidewalks and crosswalks that will provide better access to bus stops.

Where: streets and sidewalks within a 1/4 mile of GoDurham bus routes.

Learn more about the Bus Access project (Project Page coming soon)




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FAYETTEVILLE STREET CORRIDOR

What will the project do: recommend ways to make it easier to get to the bus stop, help riders feel more comfortable and secure waiting for the bus, and make improvements that will help speed up GoDurham Route 5 to make sure riders get to their destinations on time.

Where: streets, sidewalks, and bus stops along GoDurham Route 5 Fayetteville Street between Lakewood Avenue and Riddle Road.

Learn more about the Fayetteville Street Corridor (Project Page coming soon) 




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HOLLOWAY STREET CORRIDOR/VILLAGE TRANSIT CENTER

What will the project do: recommend ways to make it easier to get to the bus stop, help riders feel more comfortable and secure waiting for the bus, and make improvements that will help speed up GoDurham Route 3 to make sure riders get to their destinations go on time. The study will also upgrade the bus stops at the Village Shopping Center (Wellons Village).

Where: streets, sidewalks, and bus stops along GoDurham Route 3 between Roxboro Street and Highway 70, and the area of The Village Shopping Center (Wellons Village).

Learn more about the Holloway Street Corridor/Village Transit Center (Project Page coming soon) 


Better Bus Project Schedules

Project Schedule for Better Bus Project

Better Bus Project Locations

The study area for each Better Bus Project is shown in the interactive map below. Access the map legend by clicking the icon left of the map title.