Bull City Connector
The Bull City Connector is a fare-free, hybrid-electric bus service that connects downtown Durham with the Duke University campus and medical facilities.
The service is a convenient, cost-effective option for Duke students, faculty and staff who want an alternative commute or way to travel between campus and downtown for dining, entertainment and business.
The route provides direct access to Duke and includes stops along Main Street for East Campus, including one at Buchanan Boulevard. There are other stops on Erwin Road at Anderson Street and Alexander Avenue, Duke Hospital North, and Research Drive. The service is within easy walking distance of American Tobacco Campus and the new Durham Innovation District and Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship space.
The Connector make stops every 17 minutes Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. On Saturday, buses arrive at stops every 17 minutes from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The service does not operate on Sundays or holidays, except on New Year's Eve with service until 2 a.m.
Under an agreement between Duke and the City of Durham, Duke provided matching funds so the city could receive a federal grant to buy the new hybrid-diesel buses. Duke will also contribute toward annual operating costs of the service. The city will operate and maintain the service.
See the interactive route map.