Research Triangle Park, NC (April 10, 2018) – As we go forward with our community investment in transit, residents in Durham, Orange and Wake counties will have multiple opportunities to offer feedback on proposals to expand bus service, build customer amenities and design major projects.
On April 24 and 26, those interested in the progress of Durham and Orange counties’ light-rail line can join project team members at two open houses to hear updates on the project’s design and aesthetics. Designers hope to celebrate the community through the architectural design of the light-rail system.
To view design exhibits or talk with GoTriangle staff members, drop in any time between 6 and 8 p.m.:
- Tuesday, April 24, at Extraordinary Ventures, 200 S. Elliott Road, Chapel Hill.
- Thursday, April 26, at Holton Career and Resource Center, 401 N, Driver St., Durham.
There is no formal presentation, and the exhibits at each meeting are the same.
Additionally, a modified online meeting will be available at lightrailonline.com through May 11.
Those who need special accommodations such as translation or interpretation can contact GoTriangle at 919-485-7572 five days before a meeting to make arrangements.
The light-rail project is a 17.7-mile infrastructure investment between Durham and Chapel Hill that will provide over 26,000 trips per day to residents and commuters connecting to jobs, education and health care. Expected to be completed by 2028, the project will be the spine for a network of expanded bus service throughout both counties and ultimately will connect with a commuter rail project between Durham and Garner in Wake County.
In Wake County, at four upcoming drop-in meetings and numerous other community events, GoTriangle, GoRaleigh and GoCary team members will be displaying plans for four bus rapid transit corridors and maps of what the bus network might look like by 2021, 2024 and 2027. The meetings are part of a two-phase outreach effort that will include taking feedback on these proposals, revising them and then giving the public another chance to weigh in this summer.
To see and weigh in on the plans, drop in between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at any of these locations:
- April 30, Town Hall (2nd Floor), 900 Seventh Ave., Garner.
- May 3, GoRaleigh Operations Center, 4104 Poole Road, Raleigh.
- May 14, Wake Med Conference Room, 3024 New Bern Ave., Raleigh.
- May 15, Cary Arts Center (Paul Cooper Room), 101 Dry Ave., Cary.
Voters in Wake, Durham and Orange counties all have approved transit-designated tax investments, and each county has a long-range transit plan that’s part of a regional effort to create a strong, unified transit network together.