Raleigh connects the dots with buses

February 13, 2009 9:33:16 AM PST
Raleigh has begun a new free bus service designed to connect the many downtown districts. It started running Friday morning, and it’s called the R-Line. Two hybrid buses will be running during hours of operation, which vary but are 7 days a week.

"It connects the downtown more and more and that's the way that we really want to promote the downtown. It's not just one area, it's these multiple districts that we need to connect," offered David Diaz, President of the Downtown Raleigh Alliance. "Not every district in downtown has everything that we want to offer, and so what we do is we really lift all boats by getting those places connected."

Each of the three buses purchased cost about $565,000. Federal money covered 80 percent of that while the state and city kicked in 10 percent each.

For more on the downtown Raleigh, go to www.YouRHere.com For more on the new bus service, visit: http://www.godowntownraleigh.com/get-around/r-line/r-line-stops


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