Our Community Investment
For most of us, there’s never been a better time to live, work and play in the Triangle. Indeed, our geometric gem is often cited as one of the best places in the country to build a life. More than 2 million people are already part of the equation, and the region grows by more than 80 people a day. Fortunately, to help safeguard and even improve our quality of life, voters in Durham County approved a half-cent sales tax to invest in transit improvements in 2011, followed by Orange voters in 2012 and Wake in 2016.
Going forward together, the counties’ individual transit plans will create a regional network that provides alternatives to driving on increasingly congested roads and opens up access to more job, education and health care opportunities for everyone.
Over the next 10 years, regional transit improvements will include:
Expanding bus service
Improving bus stops and shelters
Implementing bus rapid transit
Building a 37-mile commuter rail system