Downtown mobility keeps changing. After 10 years of running the same route, the R-Line is running a little differently these days.
GoRaleigh is now running a new route that has the buses going in a two-way direction rather than the loop that was used throughout the 2010s. The new route should deliver faster and easier service.
The R-Line, more or less, services the same areas of downtown going forward with some locations being only a block away. Key highlights include:
- Using West Street instead of Glenwood should be quicker
- Service directly to Union Station and Moore Square Station
- Salisbury and Wilmington Streets also move faster
The green and blue buses, from what I heard, are being repurposed elsewhere in the system and new buses running on compressed natural gas are being used. (shown above)
I think this is a nice change and improvement. Tweaks might be needed as BRT lines come online over the next few years but it’s good to see the system adapting a bit.