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North Carolina's "bus-on-shoulder" pilot program is scheduled to start July 16, giving commuters on a few Triangle Transit routes the option to bypass rush-hour congestion by rolling on the Interstate 40 shoulder.
When traffic stops or crawls as slowly as 35mph, bus drivers on I-40 will be able to drive slowly on the shoulder, something that will continue to be illegal for other drivers. The initial program will be in effect for a 10-mile section of I-40 in both directions between U.S. 15-501 and N.C. 147 (the Durham Freeway and Triangle Expressway), and in the eastbound direction for two miles from N.C. 147 to Page Road.
That stretch of I-40 is traversed only by a handful of Triangle Transit routes: ... [MORE]