The Department of Transportation 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.
The department also oversees the City’s public transportation system — the Durham Area Transit Authority (DATA) 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 Department of Transportation 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 and Staff
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