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Tomorrow the new hybrid diesel-electric Downtown Circulator Buses will start running. A very exciting development in our cities transit. More on the Circulator tomorrow right here on New Raleigh.
What is the purpose of the Circulator?
The Downtown Circulator was proposed as a resource for commuters in the central business district (CBD). The purpose of the circulator is to provide connectivity to the CBD’s major parking decks and entertainment districts.
How often will the circulator run?
The circulator will run every 10-12 minutes. The route will be served by 2 buses that will allow for headways to remain at 10-12 minutes.
What type of buses will run on the Circulator route?
This route will be served by 3, 40’ hybrid electric, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) style buses; one bus will serve as a spare. The City of Raleigh chose to use 40’ buses because they can easily be placed into regular CAT bus service if necessary.
Why a BRT style hybrid?
The City of Raleigh chose a BRT style hybrid because it is environmentally friendly, will run quietly in the CBD and it provides a distinctive look to the service.
How much will it cost to ride the Circulator?
This will be a free service!
What are the hours of the Circulator?
Mon-Wed Hours: 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thu-Sat Hours: 7:00 AM - 2:15 AM
Sun Hours: 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM