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DOT to expand bus routes on I-40 shoulder

Posted August 15, 2013 4:38 p.m. EDT
Updated August 15, 2013 4:46 p.m. EDT

Triangle Transit Authority bus.

In a news conference scheduled for Friday morning, the North Carolina Department of Transportation will announce plans to expand the use of interstate shoulders by Triangle Transit buses. The Bus on the Shoulder System, called BOSS, allows buses to use the shoulder when traffic slows to less than 35 mph in order to keep to published timetables.

Triangle Transit buses have used the shoulder of Interstate 40 in Durham County for a little more than a year. DOT has deemed that pilot program a success and plans to expand the BOSS into Wake County on I-40 to Wade Avenue and on Wade to Blue Ridge Road.