Monday, February 23, 2009

R-line Makes Getting Around Downtown Easier!

This past week the city began operating a new bus line which connects the various downtown districts. The R-Line is an eco-friendly approach to urban transportation. This FREE circulator service features hybrid electric buses that will connect you to restaurants, retail, entertainment venues, museums, hotels, and parking facilities in downtown Raleigh. Buses run every 10-15 minutes, so whether you’re a resident, employee or visitor, it’s a great new way to get around downtown. We hope that the R-line will make enjoying downtown easier and more inviting for all Raleigh citizens while also stimulating our local buisnesses.

Map of the R-line stops.

Places to park and catch the bus.

The biggest challenge that everyone faces when they go downtown is always parking! For Raleigh residents who do not live downtown (most of us) it can intimidating to drive down there and to find parking spot. For example, I know I have experienced the frustration of wanting to go out to eat downtown before or after attending a show at the Progress Energey Center. But knowing that I have to go through the hassle of moving the car, or paying to park twice, often deters me from doing it. So I know that I plan to use this free bus to make moving around and enjoying all the downtown has to offer much easier.

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Wed (7 am-11 pm)
Thurs-Sat (7 am-2:15 am)
Sun (1 pm-8 pm)

I have a few hard copies of the R-Line map so if you would like one mailed to you please email me at

To learn more about the future of hybrid vehicle infrastructure in Raleigh, check out Project Get Ready.

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