Orange County Transit Referendum

In November 2012, Orange County voters approved a transit-dedicated half-cent sales tax investment to expand and better connect the public transit network in Orange County and throughout the Triangle region.

Transit improvements in Orange County will include:

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    Expanding bus service

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    Improving bus stops and shelters

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    Implementing bus rapid transit

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    Building a 17.7-mile light rail line

Planning for our region’s growth

The Triangle area is one of the fastest growing regions in the nation. Our three-county area grows by more than 100 people every day and with them comes more congestion. The Orange County Transit Plan is part of a larger regional investment to expand access and opportunities and help connect more people to jobs, schools, health care and entertainment.

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Public transportation provides personal mobility and freedom for people from every walk of life.

Source: American Public Transportation Association

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Every $1 invested in public transportation generates approximately $4 in economic returns.

Source: American Public Transportation Association

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Every $1 billion invested in public transportation supports and creates more than 50,000 jobs.

Source: American Public Transportation Association

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Home values perform 42 percent better on average if homes are located near public transportation with high-frequency service.

Source: American Public Transportation Association