RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK — Students at Wake Tech Community College are in luck. Go Triangle is offering a new route that directly serves the new Wake Tech RTP Campus in Morrisville.
Starting Aug. 5, Route 310 will run every 30 minutes weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. from the Regional Transit Center to the Wake Tech RTP campus and other Perimeter Park stops.
Because GoTriangle has direct routes between Chapel Hill, downtown Durham, Cary, North Raleigh and downtown Raleigh and the Regional Transit Center, people from all points of the Triangle will now be able to access Wake Tech RTP.
For the month of August, fare on Route 310 will be free.
“We’re excited about this new service,” Wake Tech President Scott Ralls said in a release. “Getting to campus can sometimes be a challenge for students seeking the dream of a higher education and a better life. This new route will help make classes accessible to more people.”
More than 1,200 students, not counting those taking nondegree classes, currently attend the RTP Campus. Enrollment across all Wake Tech locations is more than 74,000. The fall semester starts Aug. 15.
The Wake Tech RTP Campus opened last fall with one building. Construction on a second building is expected to start later this year. The 94-acre campus eventually will have the capacity to serve as many as 7,000 students.
The RTP Campus specializes in IT and business programs and also offers University Transfer and CCP (dual enrollment for high school students).