GoTriangle's Youth GoPass Gives Teens Free Transportation Across Wake, Durham and Orange Counties
Passes can be used beginning Aug. 6
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Beginning Aug. 6, Triangle teens ages 13-18 can start using free Youth GoPasses on all GoRaleigh, GoCary, GoDurham and GoTriangle routes, which enables them to explore attractions and businesses across the Triangle's three-county region.
The passes are available at several locations, including Wake and Durham public libraries, Raleigh Parks and Recreation community centers, and transit agency ticket counters. Children ages 12 and younger accompanied by an adult are now able to ride free on any bus with no pass. Chapel Hill Transit buses already are free for all riders.
“The regional Youth GoPass Program is exciting for our community on so many levels,” says Jennifer Robinson, a Cary Town Council member and chair of GoTriangle’s Board of Trustees. “By making transit more accessible to our younger residents all over the Triangle, we open up so many more opportunities for them to get to schools, jobs and places to meet friends. Over the long term, we also cultivate a generation of lifelong transit users who are comfortable riding transit and who understand how a strong network improves the entire community.”
For information about how to get a Youth GoPass, including a list of distribution sites, visit youthgopass.com. To get a pass, teens or their guardians must fill out a registration form and provide proof of age via a birth certificate, valid school ID with the school year, driver’s license, transit ID card or another government-issued ID showing the applicant's date of birth.
The pass will be ready to use immediately. Find more resources and information about how to use a Youth GoPass here.