GoRTP: Transportation in the Park

As the Research Triangle Park's transportation management association, GoRTP is committed to finding sustainable solutions that help you get to, from and around the Park. We actively partner with regional transportation organizations to provide improvements that link into existing and planned transportation networks across the Triangle.

If you have questions about transportation to, from, or within RTP contact us at commute@rtp.org.

Regional Transportation Planning

As the Research Triangle region continues to grow, we are working closely with regional partners to improve current and future transportation options throughout the region and to/from RTP. For more information on some of these efforts, please visit the links below.

  • The Durham Transit Plan is currently being updated to determine how Durham will spend over $650 million of public transportation funding over the next twenty years.
  • GoTriangle is currently studying a potential commuter rail project connecting West Durham to Garner or Clayton, including stops serving RTP.
  • The Triangle Bikeway Study is planning for a regional, 17-mile, shared-use path linking Raleigh, Cary, Morrisville, Research Triangle Park (RTP), Durham and Chapel Hill following the I-40 and NC 54 corridor.
  • For more information on transit investments across the Triangle, visit GoForwardNC.org.

Transportation Options

RTP Connect is a partnership between GoTriangle and RTP, providing a $10 subsidy on Lyft trips for passengers traveling within the RTP Connect service area. Rides must start or end at either the GoTriangle Regional Transit Center or Boxyard RTP. Rides may be requested weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. (trips must be booked by 10 p.m.).

Service Changes

For the latest bus route updates as they are implemented, please visit GoTriangle's planning page.

GoTriangle buses lined up

RTP Employee Benefits

Many employers in the Park offer generous transit subsidies to their employees. GoRTP also offers a limited number of transit subsidies for those that do not receive employer benefits. New bus riders can receive a free $25.00 bus pass and new vanpool riders can receive a 3-month vanpool reimbursement.

Employees that use alternative forms of transportation in their daily commute can also qualify for awards and incentives through GoTriangle's GoPerks program.


Emergency Ride Home

One common concern with commuting via transit or vanpool is the lack of transportation flexibility in case of an emergency. With Emergency Ride Home there is no need to worry about being stranded at the work place during a family emergency, unscheduled overtime, or a ridesharing driver who can’t shuttle you at your usual time. Emergency Ride Home even allows necessary side-trips on the way home, such as picking up a sick child at daycare.

To qualify for this benefit, first ensure your employer is registered with the program.

Consult Your Commute

Not sure where to start? Let us help you in finding your ideal commute. Transportation experts at the Research Triangle Foundation can assist you in creating a custom commute plan.