Use GoPass Now For Automatic Renewal

Bus passes are set to expire Sept. 30 unless used by July 15

With all GoPasses scheduled to expire Sept. 30, an automatic renewal period has begun for pass holders.

To qualify for automatic renewal, Duke students, faculty and staff must have used their current GoPass at least once by July 15. If a Duke community member's GoPass is automatically renewed, they'll receive a replacement pass in the mail this September.

If a student or employee has a GoPass but has not used it, he or she will need to visit a Duke Parking and Transportation Services office starting Sept. 1 to receive a new GoPass. The GoPass, which includes an expiration date on the back of the pass, is valid for one year.

GoPass allows for unlimited rides on DATA, Triangle Transit, Capital Area Transit and C-Tran, the town of Cary's transit service, at no charge. Just over 7,000 Duke students, faculty and staff have a GoPass, which is free to Duke staff and faculty whose offices are on East, West, Central and Medical Center campuses; the American Tobacco Campus; or within one-half mile of the East, West, Central or Medical campuses (see eligibility map). All undergraduate, graduate and professional school students are eligible. 

Craig Raborn, transportation policy analyst at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, uses his GoPass every day to get to work. Each morning, he rides his bike from his home to Carrboro into Chapel Hill, where he hops on a Triangle Transit bus to West Campus.

"When I was driving to work, I was probably paying $2 to $6 a day just on the cost of driving because of maintenance, insurance and gas," Raborn said. "With the GoPass, it's all free and it's less stress. You can sit down and read or send emails before work."