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 and Duke Clinics at Flowers and Trent drives. The service also includes a stop at Durham Station, the city's transportation hub with public bus service and within walking distance of the American Tobacco Campus.
The Connector make stops every 15 minutes Monday through Friday from 6:22 a.m. to 6 p.m., and every 20 minutes from 6 p.m. to midnight. On Saturday and holidays, buses arrive at stops every 20 minutes from 6:22 a.m. to midnight. The service does not operate on Sunday. As an example, travel between Durham Station to Duke Clinic is about 15 minutes; Duke Clinic to Durham Station, about 10 minutes.
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.