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Brier Creek Commons to Begin Bus Service

Posted September 18, 2007 10:34 p.m. EDT

— City transit buses will be allowed to access Brier Creek Commons off U.S. Highway 70 in northwest Raleigh beginning Monday.

Under a short-term arrangement between the city of Raleigh and the shopping center, a temporary bus stop will be set up on the north side of Macaw Street.

Brier Creek officials had argued that their parking lots did not have enough room to handle buses, but city officials insisted that bus access was a matter of fairness for local residents without cars.

The city and Brier Creek Commons are working on a agreement to provide a permanent bus stop.

Brier Creek Commons is the second Raleigh shopping center to recently allow city transit buses to access their property.

Bus access was restored at Towne North on Creedmoor Road on Aug. 9.