Transportation Department

The Transportation Department is responsible for a broad range of transportation services, which include traffic signs and signals, transportation planning, parking operations, street lighting, taxicab administration and bicycle and pedestrian planning.

Transportation Systems & Infrastructure

The department also oversees the city’s public transportation system - GoDurham and the DATA ACCESS service for persons with disabilities. The Transportation Department leads planning functions for the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC MPO), which plays an integral role in funding, enhancing and expanding transportation infrastructure in Durham as well as other communities in the region. The provision of a sound transportation system is critical to maintaining a strong economy.

The department works to increase transportation choices as well as local and regional connectivity by planning for and securing funds for highways, public transportation, and bicycle and pedestrian improvements. As guided by the City’s Strategic Plan, the City’s Transportation Department helps to strengthen the foundation, enhance the value, and improve the quality and sustainability of neighborhoods that are necessary for a strong and diverse community.

Department Divisions & Staff

  • Administration
  • Traffic Operations
  • Transit, Parking and Passenger Vehicle for Hire
  • Transportation Planning
  • Transportation Services

Reminder - Daylight Savings Time

Americans will have an extra hour to sleep as clocks will be set an hour back due to Daylight Saving Time that is inching closer to bid adieu. But when exactly does DST end this year? 
 Also called Fall Back and Winter Time, DST often ends on the last day of October. However, in 2016, it will end on November 6th at 2 a.m. and people in the U.S. will have to go back an hour. On this day, sunrise and sunset will be about one hour earlier than on Nov. 5. 
To help our community we are asking if you have a streetlight that is out please report it to Duke Energy.  

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