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Posted on: October 6, 2020

Durham Seeks Feedback on Transit Plan

Take the Transit Plan Survey

Online Surveys in English and Spanish Available Until November 20

If you have feedback on how to use transit funds in Durham over the next 20 years, now’s your chance to share your thoughts through a just-released online survey.

Now underway, the Durham Transit Plan is re-examining the 2017 Durham County Transit Plan in light of the discontinued Durham-Orange Light Rail project. The new plan will reallocate light rail funds, identify local bus service improvements, help prioritize future projects for funding, and identify potential high-capacity transit investments such as bus rapid transit or commuter rail.

Online surveys, available until November 20, 2020 in English and Spanish, will collect resident and stakeholder input on the plan’s objectives and priorities. Feedback from the survey will help determine how Durham invests in, expands, and prioritizes public transportation over the next two decades. 

“The new Durham Transit Plan is an opportunity to support equitable and sustainable growth for the City and County,” said Durham County Board of Commissioners Chair Wendy Jacobs. “This plan will help us best address the transportation needs of people in our community, connecting them to jobs, education, healthcare, and wherever they want to go. We want to make sure we hear from residents throughout Durham, especially those who depend on transit every day.” 

“The City is thrilled to work closely with our colleagues at the County on the Durham Transit Plan,” said City of Durham Mayor Steve Schewel. “Hearing from the public will help ensure that we can create a high-quality transit experience for the thousands of transit riders in Durham each day.”   

In addition, the objectives and policies of the final Transit Plan will be incorporated into the new Comprehensive Plan, which is also being updated to provide a long-range vision for how to guide growth and development in Durham. The Durham Transit Plan and Comprehensive plan are both part of EngageDurham, a program to coordinate equitable engagement efforts for City and County projects informed by the City’s Equitable Community Engagement Blueprint

The Durham Transit Plan team consists of representatives from Durham County and City of Durham governments, the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC MPO), Triangle J Council of Governments, and GoTriangle

For more information about the transit plan update process, frequently asked questions, and to sign up for transit updates, visit the project website or contact Transportation Planning Manager Aaron Cain with the City’s Transportation Department by email or at (919) 560-4366, ext. 36443.

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