Durham County, North Carolina, offers a range of public transportation options for its residents. Through a contract with the City of Durham's GoDurham ACCESS service, qualified individuals can access transportation for medical, work, human services, government, and personal care travel. The Durham Area Transit Authority (DATA) was established in 1991 when the City of Durham took over the local Duke Power bus system. The goals of the Durham County Transit Plan are to create an exceptional public transportation system that provides greater access to Durham residents and employers. GoDurham ACCESS is a door-to-door service that provides transportation for people with disabilities who are unable to use the fixed-route bus system.
The service is available to those who meet the eligibility requirements and have a valid GoDurham ACCESS ID card. The service operates Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The fixed-route bus system provides regular service throughout Durham County. The buses run Monday through Saturday from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm and Sunday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. The fare for the fixed-route bus system is $1.50 per ride or $3.50 for an all-day pass.
There are also discounted fares available for seniors, students, and people with disabilities. In addition to the fixed-route bus system, there are several other transportation options available in Durham County. These include taxi services, ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft, and bike-sharing services such as Lime and Spin. There are also several private shuttle services that provide transportation to and from Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Durham County is committed to providing its residents with safe and reliable public transportation options. With a variety of services available, residents can easily get around town without having to rely on their own vehicles.