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GoPass at Durham Tech

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What is GoPass?

GoPass is a free student bus pass that allows eligible Durham Tech students to ride city and regional buses via Triangle Transit to get to and from the college. The GoPass works on the following regional transit systems: DATA, TTA, CAT, and OPT.


Am I eligible for a GoPass?

Durham Techís GoPass is designed to support students who are enrolled in courses or training that meet for extended periods of time. Students with minimal credits, one-day, or short-term courses are not generally eligible. Consult the eligibility information below for the details and to see if you qualify.


How do I get a GoPass?

If you are eligible, visit the Campus Police & Public Safety Office in Building 8 on Main Campus to get your GoPass. You can get your GoPass at the same time you get your student ID or parking pass.


What times and days of the week does a GoPass work?

Durham Techís GoPass is valid for bus transportation with the service providers listed above at no cost to the student when using the bus for transportation to and from campus. The GoPass is valid Monday – Friday only. The GoPass will not be honored for weekend transportation to and from campus.


When do I need to renew my GoPass?

Durham Techís GoPass is an annual pass with an effective date starting each August. Donít lose your pass – itís good for a long time! Eligible students may obtain a new GoPass every August through the Campus Police & Public Safety Office.


What happens if I stop attending Durham Tech?

Your GoPass is active as long as you are active at Durham Tech! If you maintain continuous enrollment in eligible courses, your pass will continue to work Monday Ė Friday for the entire academic year! If you withdraw from classes or stop attending, you will no longer be eligible to use the pass. GoPasses will be deactivated for students who are no longer enrolled.


May I use my GoPass during college holidays and breaks?

The GoPass is designed to help support you with transportation to and from campus when classes are in session or when college activities occur. Your GoPass should not be used for non-college related travel, and should not be used when the college is closed for the holiday or during breaks. GoPasses will be deactivated for students who do not comply with this requirement.


May another person use my GoPass?

Each individual GoPass may only be used by the student who is eligible and assigned that pass. You may not give, transfer, or sell the GoPass to another person, or temporarily allow another person to use the GoPass. GoPasses will be deactivated for students who do not comply with this requirement.


How do I use my GoPass?

  • First, visit gotriangle.org to plan your trip, which bus to ride and when and where to pick it up. Check out GoTriangle's How to Ride Guide for helpful videos.
  • You will need both your GoPass and your Durham Tech Student ID card to ride the bus at no charge. Most service providers have an electronic farebox located next to the driver. Show the bus driver your Durham Tech student ID card then swipe your GoPass through the top of the fare box. Check out GoTriangle's "Paying the Fare " video for visual instructions.
  • Need help planning your transit trips? visit gotriangle.org or call (919) 485-RIDE (7433).

GoPass Eligibility Requirements
College Students (credit or curriculum) Students who are actively enrolled in a college course or courses with three or more credit hours are eligible. If your enrollment drops below three credits, your pass will be deactivated.
College and Career Readiness Students Students who are actively enrolled in the following programs or courses are eligible:
  • Gateway to College Adult High School
  • GED
  • Adult Basic Education
  • Compensatory Education
Students enrolled in Pre-GED Online courses, GED Online courses, and New Beginnings Workshop (NEWBW) are not eligible for a GoPass.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Students Students actively enrolled in all levels of ESL courses are eligible.
Continuing Education Students Students who are actively enrolled in the following continuing education courses are eligible:
  • EMT Initial
  • Esthetician (When the program is housed on Main Campus)
  • Health Unit Coordinator
  • Nursing Assistant I
  • Phlebotomy (Day)
  • Phlebotomy (Evening)
  • Central Sterile Processing
  • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (Day)
  • Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (Evening)
  • HRD - Resumes from Start to Finish
  • HRD - Workforce Ready Re-Entry
  • HRD - The New Line on Production
  • HRD - Job Search Plus: LinkedIn and Beyond
  • HRD - Job Search Strategies for Mature Professionals
  • HRD - Go for the Gold!
  • HRD - Tech Awareness for the Workplace.
  • NC Works Job-Driven Intitiative