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Posted on March 11, 2022 at 2:41 PM by Regina Gardner
For Immediate ReleaseMarch 11, 2022
Contact Information: Scott W. Rhine, PART CEO/General Manager, (336) 291-4316, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART) is a unit of local government created in 1997 to enhance all forms of transportation in the Piedmont Triad Region. Our work is part of a larger statewide effort to improve transportation systems in North Carolina. Working with our partners, we strive to enhance mobility, address congestion, and reduce transportation related impacts on our air quality. Learn more at www.partnc.org.