Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation

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Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation Logo.png
Founded: 1997
Headquarters: 107 Arrow Rd, Greensboro, NC
Locale: Greensboro, Winston-Salem,
High Point areas
Service Area: Ten Member counties
Service Type: Express & Shuttle Routes
Routes: 14 (+/-)
Hubs: 1 Transit Center
Fleet: 40 (Fixed Route)
Operator: National Express Transit Corp
USDOT: 2430646
Avg. Daily Ridership: 1,100 (Weekdays, Q1 2022)[1]
Website: https://www.partnc.org/

Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation, or PART, is the regional bus system providing express and shuttle services in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina. PART currently contracts the bus operations to National Express Transit Corporation.

History

  • Established in 1997.

Routes

PART currently operates 15 fixed route bus services. Over time, many routes have been added, removed, or merged with other routes. To see a full list of the agency's routes, including all current routes and many eliminated routes, see List of Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation Bus Routes.

PART's service area includes large parts of the Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point, NC combined statistical area, known as the Piedmont Triad area.

Fares

On April 1st, 2022, PART began utilizing the UMO Smartcard system developed by Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc.[2] With UMO, fares remained the same price, but allowed for cross-agency transfer between PART, GTA, and the High Point Transit System.

A PART Umo smartcard, introduced in 2022

Current fares are listed below:[3]

Fare Types Cost
(Discount)
How to Buy
One-way Fare $2.50
($1.25)
Paid with boarding the
bus with cash
or Umo stored value
(No transfers or change)
10 Ride Pass $20.00
($10.00)
Umo App, Umo Online,
or Load Your Umo
Account at CTC
(includes free transfers)
31 Day Pass $80.00
($40.00)
Umo App, Umo Online,
or Load Your Umo
Account at CTC
(includes free transfers)
Stored Value Load $5 to $100 Umo App, Umo Online,
or Load Your Umo
Account at CTC
(includes free transfers)
Umo smartcard
(New or
replacement)
$5.00 Order Online or at CTC

Facilities

PART Administrative Offices

  • Address: 107 Arrow Rd., Greensboro, NC 27409
  • E-mail: contactus@partnc.org
  • Fax: (336) 662-9253
  • Phone: (336) 883-7278, (800) 588-7787

Coble Transportation Center

  • Address: 8310 West Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27409

Express Bus Fleet

Active

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1700-1707 Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation 1704-b.jpg 2017 New Flyer XD40 Cummins L9 Allison B400R
  • First Xcelsior buses for PART
  • Suburban configuration
  • Equipped with on-board Wi-Fi
2001-2004 Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation 2001-a.jpg 2020 New Flyer XD40 Cummins L9 Allison B400R
  • Suburban configuration
  • Equipped with on-board Wi-Fi
2101-2106,
2110-2112
Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation 2110-a.jpg 2021 New Flyer XD40 Cummins L9 Allison B400R
  • Suburban configuration
  • Equipped with on-board Wi-Fi
2313-2316 2023 ENC E-Z Rider II
BRT 32'
Cummins B6.7 Allison B300R
  • Purchased October, 2021[4]
  • Equipped with on-board Wi-Fi

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
5034-5038 2010 OBI Orion VII NG
(07.501)
Cummins ISL ZF 5/6HP592
  • Suburban configuration
5601-5608 2006 OBI Orion VII
(07.502)
Cummins ISL ZF 5/6HP592
  • Suburban configuration
5609-5614 2007 OBI Orion VII
(07.501)
Cummins ISL ZF 5/6HP592
5815-5819 2008 OBI Orion VII NG
(07.501)
Cummins ISL ZF 5/6HP592
  • Suburban configuration
5926-5933 2009 OBI Orion VII NG
(07.501)
Cummins ISL ZF 5/6HP592
  • Suburban configuration

Shuttle Bus Fleet

Acitve

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1721-1722 2017 Dodge Sprinter
1801-1802 2018 Ford
StarTrans
E-450
Senator II
1901-1902 2019 Ford
StarTrans
E-450
Senator II
2020-2025 2020 Ford
StarTrans
E-450
Senator II

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
5039-5040 2010 Chevrolet
StarTrans
G4500
Senator II
GM Duramax 6.6L
5441 2014 Chevrolet
Champion
G4500
Challenger
GM Duramax 6.6L
5442-5446 2014 Chevrolet
StarTrans
G4500
Senator II
5501-5506 2005 Ford
Thomas
E-450
CL100
Ford Power Stroke 6.0L
5820-5821 2008 Chevrolet
StarTrans
C5500
TourLiner
GM Duramax 6.6L
5822-5824 2008 Dodge Sprinter

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