Whether it’s Raleigh-Durham International Airport bringing the world to its doorstep, major highways and interstates placing the region within two days’ trucking time of 60 percent of the nation’s industrial base, or major sea ports less than three hours away, the Triangle is strategically located in the heart of it all.
The Research Triangle Region and beyond is connected through a series of US Highways and Interstates, with I-40 being the primary connector. I-40 is currently undergoing construction as part of N.C. Department of Transportation’s Fortify Rebuild Project. In an effort to ease congestion and delays, the department has launched a new website to help drivers plan their commute. Visit Fortify40 to access real-time traffic maps, construction maps and smartphone apps offering information on road conditions. In addition to the Raleigh beltline (I-440), a second “outer loop” (I-540) that will enable easier travel in and around the Triangle is now more than halfway complete. Longer term and bigger picture, public transportation including buses, light rail and commuter rail, will play a significant role in our region’s connectivity.
If you haven’t flown through Raleigh Durham International (RDU) recently, you’re in for a treat. Terminal 1 and 2 are now fully open and already making life easier for vacationers and road warriors alike.
- Eight major carriers
- 40 non-stop domestic and international destinations
- 400 daily departures
- 9.1 million passengers annually
- Terminal 2 expansion houses 920,000 square feet with two concourses, 10 security lanes and 36 gates
- Terminal 1 has completed a $65 million modernization project
- Three non-stop flights to the West Coast
Need direction? Triangle area maps are available at Wake, Durham and Orange county visitors bureaus. You can also download community maps by following the links provided below.
City Bus Service www.raleighnc.gov/transit • 919.485.RIDE
Each of the Triangle area’s four largest cities offers local transit systems providing bus service within each city and the surrounding area.
Regional Bus Service www.triangletransit.org • 919.485.7433
Triangle Transit provides bus service connecting the cities in the Triangle area with the local bus systems and the Research Triangle Park.
Nationwide Bus Service www.greyhound.com • 800.454.2487 (Greyhound) • 919.834.8275 (Carolina Trailways)
The Triangle area offers depots for two major nationwide bus lines: Greyhound and Carolina Trailways.
Passenger Rail Service www.bytrain.org or www.amtrak.com
Amtrak offers service in the Raleigh area with the Silver Star Line, running to either New York or Miami, and the Carolinian, which offers service within North Carolina and on to Richmond and Washington, D.C.
Taxi And Limousine Service
The Triangle area is served by more than 75 taxi companies, along with airport van and limousine services.
Ridesharing Services www.triangletransit.org
Triangle Transit also offers a regional ride-sharing program providing free carpool matching, vanpool formation, and van leasing assistance.