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Triad Travel Counts Regional Survey

Posted on October 19, 2022 at 5:01 PM by Regina Gardner

Press Release

October 19, 2022
Greensboro, NC / Piedmont Triad Region – Regional planning departments, staffed by your neighbors and fellow residents, are working hard to launch an important survey this fall called Triad Travel Counts. Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART) is partnering with many other agencies in the region to conduct the survey. This is a rare opportunity for households to provide vital information that will help set transportation priorities for many years to come. The insights gained from this survey will help planners prioritize local transportation projects, improve mobility, and reduce congestion. This survey was last conducted in this region in 2008.

The survey effort launched on October 14 and run until the spring of 2023 The survey will ask a random selection of Triad residents about how they get around the region. Responses will be used to understand where people are trying to go in their daily lives, how they get there, and how much time and effort it takes them. The results of the survey create a snapshot of how the transportation system in the region is used. Planners will use that snapshot to plan and develop improvements. 

How can residents help? By participating in the survey if they receive an invitation in the mail. Each household invited to the survey represents thousands of other households with similar demands and needs in nearby neighborhoods that were not selected. A prompt response to the invitation ensures that each household’s experiences are reflected in the results and is the best way to help the survey succeed. All participants will receive $10 to compensate for the time and effort needed to join the survey. Additional incentives will be offered for the travel reporting portion of the survey.

Community leaders can help as well. Let your constituents know that this important survey is happening and encourage them to participate if they receive an invitation.

PART helps conduct periodic surveys throughout the state. The information provided will be used in conjunction with traffic counts and travel information collected from local businesses. It will be converted to statistical data and used only for study purposes. All information will remain confidential. 

For more information about this project, please contact the Survey Hotline at 1-888-299-6844 or visit 

For media inquiries, contact Mark E. Kirstner, Director of Planning at the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation at or 336-291-4308.



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Surry County Route 6 Route Elimination Notice

Posted on March 11, 2022 at 2:41 PM by Regina Gardner

PART Express

Surry County Route 6

Route Elimination Notice

For Immediate Release
March 11, 2022

Contact Information: Scott W. Rhine, PART CEO/General Manager, (336) 291-4316, 

On February 21, 2022, the Surry County Board of County Commissioners took action at their scheduled Board of County Commissioners meeting by unanimous vote to withdraw their membership from the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART). The County has requested that their membership be removed from PART by June 30, 2022.

This release is an initial public notification that PART Express Route 6 service will no longer be operating, effective: July 1, 2022.

PART is a Regional Transportation Authority and unit of local government. The only one of its kind in the State of North Carolina. It comprises 22 elected and appointed officials representing the four largest cities of the Triad, 10 counties of the Piedmont Triad, four Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO), the region's two largest airports, and the North Carolina DOT Board of Transportation - Divisions 7 & 9.

Surry County joined PART in July 2004. PART began operating PART Express commuter bus service from Mt. Airy, Pilot Mountain, King, and Winston-Salem along the US52 highway corridor in 2005. Therefore, the decision of the Surry County Board of County Commissioners to withdraw their membership from PART directly impacts the PART Territorial Jurisdiction and restricts PART from operating PART Express service in Surry County.