Coble transportation center now open
The Coble Transportation Center is complete and opened to the public on Monday, July 3rd with PART Express Service. The Coble Center is the center-point of the Refresh of PART Express with revised routes, expanded hours, and the brand new and improved facility. In this new Refresh of PART Express: Routes 1, 2, 3, and Airport Area Shuttles expand hours until 9:30pm; Routes have been updated and enhanced for customers; and a new simplified fare structure and passes is in effect. Check out this new video tour of the Coble Transportation Center amenities posted below.
Ribbon Cutting for the Coble Transportation Center
The Ribbon Cutting of the Coble Intermodal Transportation Center was held on May 17th. The facility is named in honor of former US Congressman Howard Coble for his decades of public service to the citizens of NC, and for his support of mobility choices in the Piedmont Triad. The transportation center will be the main hub for PART Express Bus Routes and Airport Area Shuttles that connect the Piedmont Triad Region to PTI Airport, Amtrak, Greyhound, and City Transit Agencies. This facility will open to the public on July 3, 2017.
COBLE INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION CENTER UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Finally coming to fruition is the Howard Coble Intermodal Transportation Center which has been in the planning phase since 2005. This facility has been named after Congressman Howard Coble, who secured the federal earmark back in 2005 and supported the project over the years.
In October 2015 the PART Board of Trustees awarded Bar Construction Company, Inc. of Greensboro the contract for construction of the Howard Coble Intermodal Transportation Center for the amount of $5.3 Mil. This includes construction of the bus terminal, passenger facility, bus parking and site work at the new location at W. Market Street and Brush Road.
In May 2016 Bar Construction Company was selected to construct the maintenance building. Construction was delayed due to high cost and the building went through a redesign process. Total cost for the maintenance building will be approximately $3.9 Mil.
Construction is underway and will take approximately 12-14 months to complete, completing by Summer of 2017
Progress photos taken 5/26/2017
Coble Video Series
Facility Facts & Renderings
The new Coble Transportation Center will replace the current PART Hub located at S. Regional Road.
- 12 Bus Slips with 13,000 Sq. Ft. Canopy
- 2,000 Sq. Ft. Passenger Terminal with Vending and Restrooms
- Seating for 30 people in Passenger Terminal
- 50 Parking Spaces in Park and Ride Lot
- 16,390 Sq. Ft. Maintenance Facility on Site
- Maintenance Facility Includes: 4 Maintenance Bays, Bus Fuel Lane, Bus Wash, Administrative Offices, Shower/Locker facilities and break room
PART honored former United States Congressman Howard Coble at the Groundbreaking and Naming Ceremony for the PART Intermodal Transportation Center on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. The event was held at the future site of the Intermodal Center which will be located at the corner of W. Market St. & Brush Road in Greensboro adjacent to the PART Administrative Office.
The “Howard Coble Intermodal Transportation Center” was named in honor and recognition of Congressman Howard Coble for his consistent support of mobility choices in the Piedmont Triad. This critical link in regional mobility was made possible through a congressional earmark sponsored by Coble.
“I would like to thank the entire PART Organization and everyone who may have been associated with this outstanding honor which you have just bestowed upon me. I feel that you have probably given me too much credit, but I shall treasure it forever. My vision is that this magnificent facility will help raise the awareness of public transportation and that they will take more advantage of its availability. Thank you again for this wonderful tribute.”
Former US Congressman