Steps For Using The Free GoPass To Ride Public Transit

1. Planning Your Trip

Use Google Transit or the GoTriangle Transit Trip Planner to see which bus to take. You can enter home and work addresses, plus the time you'd like to travel, and receive to-the-minute, step-by-step details on options. Remember: it's important to set the time of day to when you actually plan on traveling (7 a.m., 5 p.m. etc.).

2. Tracking A Bus Online

GoTriangle, GoDurham, GoRaleigh and Chapel Hill/Carrboro Transit buses can be tracked online in real-time at View real-time bus tracking by downloading a free app for your phone; if you don't use a smartphone, you can get that bus arrival information sent by text. Learn more at

3. Riding The Bus

Please remember to bring your GoPass and DukeCard with you, and either swipe or insert the GoPass in the terminal at the front of the bus.

The only time you won't be able to use a GoPass is when one-time special routes are formed for events like the North Carolina State Fair.

4. Sign Up For Free Emergency Ride Home

Duke staff and faculty who work or live in Durham, Orange or Wake counties can take advantage of the free Emergency Ride Home service provided by You are eligible for the service you've shared a ride, taken the bus or biked or walked to work on the day the emergency ride is needed. Commuters must pre-register to use this service. Click here for details.

5. Stay Informed

To receive news on transit service interruptions from public transit providers, click here.

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