Tuesday, March 10, 2009


I first experienced SuperShuttle in the late ‘80’s on a trip to San Francisco. It has always been something missing in Durham. What a great concept.

It has been a long time coming but RDU International and at least three of the destination communities it serves are now served by SuperShuttle. No easy task because the area is polycentric, meaning there is no dominant center or community.

RDU is not only co-owned by Durham and Raleigh and their respective counties, Durham and Wake, but it is located midway between with Raleigh to the east and south and Durham to the west and north.

SuperShuttle is a shared-ride van for transportation to/from RDU and in the case of Durham to/from Durham hotels, individual businesses, business or research parks and universities, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

And residents or visitors can schedule service online. Hotels each have a special extranet where they can schedule guest requests.

It really fills a missing piece of the puzzle and SuperShuttle is giving RDU a chance even though the largest destinations it serves, Durham and Raleigh are just mid-size.

It will be $20 each way for one passenger, $10 each for each additional passenger. A highly sophisticated computer system, working with GPS and algorhythms computes the fastest route and the quickest sequent of drop offs or pickups.

Taxis can still be quicker but at three to four times the cost in most instances.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


To save a few extra dollars on service to or from RDU SuperShuttle is offering a discount of $2-$5 in an effort to encourage online booking reservations.
Depending on your Frequent Flier program you can also get credited double mileage.
When you book online @www.supershuttle.com
and use Discount Code: PMGEZ
you will have unlimited use of the discount code through all of 2009.

This is a great way to try out the new service and save a few bucks in the process.

Marcus in Raleigh