Try Public Transportation in Orange County for free the Week of October 23

The Healthy Carolinians’ Access Committee, in collaboration with Department on Aging, Orange Public Transit (OPT), Chapel Hill Transit, and GoTriangle, is spearheading a “Try Transit” Campaign aimed at encouraging medical and human services agencies to pilot or adopt transportation access improvement activities or practices within their organization.

Providers have been invited to attend a Transportation Academy to learn how the various transportation providers operate within the County and how best to connect their clients to the appropriate service. Academy participants will complete their training by actually riding public transit.

After attending the Academy, campaign partners will promote the use of public transit during the week of October 23 through 28, 2017 through social media, information tables or riding along with those trying transit for the first time. All are encouraged to use the hashtag #TryTransitOC to share their experiences on social media.

Healthy Carolinians Coordinator Ashley Rawlinson said, “We appreciate that the Board of County Commissioners and officials with GoTriangle approved fare waivers for the 420 route and the Orange-Chapel Hill Midday Connector the week of October 23 to 28, 2017. We hope that participating organizations will continue to encourage the use of public transportation in Orange County."