Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation

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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
Avg. Daily Ridership: 1,100 (Weekdays, Q1 2022)[1]

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

Maps & Schedules

Express

  • 1 (Mon-Sat) - Winston-Salem
  • 2 (Mon-Sat) - Greensboro
  • 3 (Mon-Sat) - High Point
  • 4 (Mon-Fri) - Alamance/Burlington
  • 6 (Mon-Fri) - Surry County Express - Mt Airy, Pilot Mountain, King, Winston-Salem
  • 9 (Mon-Fri) - Davidson County/Greensboro Express - Thomasville, High Point, Greensboro
  • 10 (Mon-Fri) - Randolph Express - Asheboro, Randleman, Greensboro
  • 17 (Mon-Fri) - Kernersville Express - Greensboro, Kernersville, Winston-Salem

Shuttle

  • 20 (Mon-Fri) - NW Pleasant Ridge - Coble Trans. Ctr, Little Santee/Triad Dr., to 415 Westcliff
  • 21 (Mon-Fri) - NE Chimney Rock - Coble Trans. Ctr, Piedmont Triad Parkway (HAECO), to Swing Rd/Swing Ct.
  • 22 (Mon-Fri) - SW Sandy Ridge - Coble Trans. Ctr, Bojangles, to Piedmont Triad Parkway (HAECO)
  • 23 (Mon-Fri) - SE Piedmont Parkway - Coble Trans. Ctr, Alorica, to High Point Clinical Trials
  • 24 (Mon-Fri) - Burgess/Regional Rd - Coble Trans. Ctr, ECPI, to Citation Ct./International Dr.

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

Acitve

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1700-1707 Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation 1704-a.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
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
5034-5038 2010 OBI Orion VII NG
(07.501)
Cummins ISL ZF 5/6HP592
  • Suburban configuration
  • Gradually being phased out

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
5601-5608 2006 OBI Orion VII (07.502) Cummins ISL ZF 5/6HP592 View the series page for detailed disposition info.
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
5926-5933 2009 OBI Orion VII NG
(07.501)
Cummins ISL ZF 5/6HP592

Shuttle Bus Fleet

Acitve

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1721-1722 2017 Dodge Sprinter
1801-1802 2018 Ford/Starcraft Bus E-450/Allstar
1901-1902 2019 Ford/Starcraft Bus E-450/Allstar
5442-5446 2014 Chevrolet/StarTrans G4500/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
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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