GoTriangle Breaks Ground on RUS Bus Project


Officials from GoTriangle, Durham, NC, joined with local, state and federal partners recently to kick off construction on a new transit hub, Raleigh Union Station Transit Facility, on South West Street in downtown Raleigh’s Warehouse District.

Known as RUS Bus, the hub will make it easy for travelers to connect between intercity rail and local, regional and express bus services. Located adjacent to the existing Raleigh Union Station rail facility that Amtrak now serves, the new bus facility will be built to accommodate future projects including BRT and regional passenger rail service.

The street-level bus facility will be paired with a 23-story private development known as Union West that will include multifamily residential apartments, including affordable housing, as well as retail and activated community space in one central destination.

“Once completed, this mixed-use development will become a major point in downtown Raleigh that not only includes a new and modern bus facility, but also will provide retail spaces and, most importantly, bring more affordable housing to the area,” said GoTriangle President and CEO Chuck Lattuca. “Today’s event is another great example of collaboration with federal, state, local and private partners to improve transit connectivity.”

GoTriangle was awarded a $20 million federal BUILD grant from USDOT to deliver the facility, which is slated to open mid-2025. The project is also being financed through local and state funding, with an estimated cost of approximately $40.7 million. GoTriangle’s private development partner Hoffman & Associates will finance Union West, which is anticipated to open in 2026-2027. Union West’s cost is to be determined based on the final scope of the development.