The Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART) is an integral part of the State of North Carolina, connecting communities of the Piedmont Triad. Created under special legislation in 1997, the PART agency is the only Regional Transportation Authority in North Carolina. Together with a governing board of 23 elected and appointed officials representing the Piedmont Triad from ten (10) member Counties, the four (4) largest Cities of the Triad, four (4) Metropolitan Planning Organizations, two (2) regional airports and three (3) NCDOT Board of Transportation members, the PART agency goal is Improving Transportation through Regional Cooperation.
The agency addresses mobility through services like PART Express, a regional bus system that serves 15 routes and 27 park & ride lots throughout the region. PART also operates a robust vanpool program which currently has 51 vanpools in operation across the Piedmont Triad. Together, these two regional programs reduce over 22M miles of single occupancy travel each year.
PART manages several region-wide transportation projects such as the Piedmont Transit Resources Call Center which handled over 85,116 transit-related calls this past fiscal year. PART staff is involved in regional transportation projects related to highway, freight and transit planning, congestion management, and impacts of growth and development on our transportation network. PART accomplishes this by fulfilling its mission “To enhance the quality of all forms of transportation for each of our citizens through the efficient use and protection of our natural, economic and human resources.”
To learn more about PART, visit www.PARTnc.org.
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Fleming El-Amin, PART Board of Trustees – Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART)
Scott Rhine, Executive Director – Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART)
Sabrina Glenn, Director of Commuter Resources – Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART)
Richard Brooks, Director of Sales and Marketing – Twin City Quarter
Dan Besse, Chair, PART Board of Trustees – Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART)
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Terry Barber, Director of Catering and Event Planning – Twin City Quarter
Rodessa Mitchell, Vice President, Education & Workforce Development – Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce
Gayle Anderson, President & CEO – Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce
Dan Joyner, President – Image360 Winston-Salem North