Wake Technical Community College will finally be on the bus line when Capital Area Transit launches express service from downtown Raleigh to the main campus in southern Wake County, starting Jan. 5.
“Our students will now have the opportunity to use CAT to connect to any Wake Tech campus,” said Dr. Larry Appleton, Wake Tech senior vice president.
The bus will run hourly from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on days when Wake Tech is in session, between the Moore Square transit center and Wake Tech at 9101 Fayetteville Road. The route will include a stop at a park-and-ride lot in Garner. [operating hours corrected on 11/19/8]
The college will pay the city of Raleigh $118,560 to operate the bus for the first six months, in a contract to be renewed in July.
The main campus serves more than 10,000 students, faculty and staff — and they’ll ride the new bus for free. Four smaller Wake Tech campuses already had CAT service.
Route and timetable details, including the location of the Garner stop, will be announced in coming weeks.