Public Transport

Convenient and affordable options as you make your way to and around Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem Transportation Authority (WSTA)

WSTA provides a variety of convenient and cost-effective public transportation options, including fixed-route buses and Trans-AID services (door-to-door transportation for elderly or disabled citizens). Bus services include daytime, night and weekend routes throughout Winston-Salem, including stops in the Innovation Quarter. View bus stop locations and schedules.

Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART)

PART offers affordable and efficient transportation throughout the greater Piedmont region, offering various bus routes to major towns and cities. To reduce congestion during the Business 40 closure, PART has also increased service on several routes. View bus stop locations and schedules.

Wake Forest Shuttles

Getting to and from the Medical Center and the University

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center offers handicap-accessible van services with various routes to and from Medical Center locations, including stops in the Innovation Quarter. The Innovation Quarter shuttle runs every 30 minutes from 7:45 am – 5:30 pm with stops at Eden Terrace, the Richard H. Dean Building, Wake Forest Biotech Place and 525@vine. View the full schedule.

Vans run Monday – Friday (excluding holidays) and are available for patients, visitors, students, faculty and staff. For shuttle service assistance, please call +1.336.716.7433.

Wake Forest University

The Wake Line is a shuttle service for Wake Forest University students, faculty and staff with a stop in the Innovation Quarter via the Wake Downtown shuttle. Shuttle service runs every 15 minutes on weekdays (7:25 am – 11:10 pm) and every 30 minutes on weekends (10 am – 6:25 pm) with stops at Benson University Center on the campus of Wake Forest University and Vine Street in the Innovation Quarter. View the full schedule. For more information, please call +1.336.758.7275.

Zagster Bike Sharing

Take a spin with a bike sharing service

Zagster, a national bike sharing program, partners with the City of Winston-Salem and the National Cycling Center to provide Winston-Salem publicly accessible bikes. There are currently 10 bike stations in and around downtown Winston-Salem with three spots in the Innovation Quarter:

  • Corner of N. Patterson Avenue and Fourth Street
  • On the Long Branch Trail at Seventh Street
  • On the Long Branch Trail at Fogle Street

Zagster is a membership program with hourly, annual and student rates. Download the app or text +1.202.999.3924 to get started or learn more about how Zagster works.

Bikes parked on Long Branch Trail

Hit the Road With Zipcar

Need a set of wheels for a short time?

If you need to hit the road for quick errand, a day trip or perhaps a long weekend, consider Zipcar, a car-sharing service offered in the Innovation Quarter with hourly or daily rates.

In partnership with Wake Forest University, Zipcar is located in the Allegacy parking lot on the corner of Fifth Street and Patterson Avenue and is available to anyone 18 years or older with a valid driver’s license. To use the service, simply apply for a Zipcar membership through the Wake Forest University account.

Zipcar rates include gas, insurance and up to 180 miles per day to go wherever you need to go. Members can reserve a car online or with a smartphone for as little as an hour or up to seven days.

To learn more about how Zipcar works or to apply for membership, visit Zipcar online.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Find out where you can plug in

The Innovation Quarter offers four electric vehicle charging stations for the most innovative cars on the road on the first level of the Link Parking Deck, which is located on E. Sixth Street and Patterson Avenue.

The Innovation Quarter

Innovation Quarter
575 N. Patterson Ave., Suite 550 Winston-Salem, NC 27101
+1 336.716.8672