In a cost-cutting move, Triangle Transit this week is relocating its administrative offices to smaller quarters in Research Triangle Park.
The three-county agency also is working on plans to relocate its regional bus transfer center.
Triangle Transit had 53 employees working in its offices at 68 T.W. Alexander Drive in 2004, when it was planning a 28-mile rail transit project. But the staff was reduced after rail plans were shelved in 2006.
Later this week, the 34 employees who now work in the 30,000-square-foot office on Alexander Drive will begin moving furniture to their new space about three miles away at 4600 Emperor Boulevard, Suite 100, in the Imperial Center. With reduced rent on the new 15,000-square-foot office, Triangle Transit expects to save $382,000 this year and over $400,000 next year.
Triangle Transit plans later this year to move workers at its GoTriangle regional transit information center to the Emperor Drive space.
Plans also are being developed to build a new regional transit center at the Imperial Center offices, which would replace Triangle Transit’s current bus transfer stop off Davis Drive.