Getting to downtown for First Night Raleigh 2016 just got easier! Thanks to the City of Raleigh’s Public Works Department, GoRaleigh Transit buses will operate two park-and-ride services from central locations in Raleigh. Services will start at 6:00 pm from these locations with a final departure of 1:00 am from downtown Raleigh. Full information on the special service can be found here.
GoRaleigh will operate from both the NCSU Park-and-Ride lot at Oval Drive & Initiative Way and from Southeastern Raleigh at 4011 Carya Drive (Wake County Government Office Park), offering service frequencies of 30 minutes or less. The downtown pick-up and drop-off locations will be at Morgan Street and Wilmington Street, in the heart of First Night Raleigh festivities. Security will be provided at both park-and-ride locations with off-duty Raleigh police officers for the duration of the event.
Regular GoRaleigh fares will apply to the service at $1.25 per one-way trip, or full-day passes can be purchased for $2.50 round-trip. Discounted fares for seniors and persons with accessibility needs will be honored, as well as honoring existing pass holders (i.e. if a person has a 30 day pass, it will be accepted). Fare will be free for children under 12 years old, as well as to seniors 65 years and older. More information on the fare structure can be found here.
Admission for First Night Raleigh 2016 is now on sale at:
- FirstNightRaleigh.com | Etix.com
- Area Harris Teeter & CVS Pharmacies
- Local store outlets which can be found here