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A quarter of a million people are projected to move to Durham and Orange counties over the next 25 years. With them will come increased congestion, more development and greater demand on our roadways. The Durham County and Orange County Transit Plans give our residents and visitors another way to get around our vibrant community without being crippled by traffic.

The Updated Durham and Orange County Transit Plans will:
• Connect the Triangle
• Improve transit for all Durham and Orange county communities
• Create a frequent and reliable network, and
• Enhance access to transit

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“There’s no question in my mind, if we continue to grow, if we continue to want to have the quality of life that we have, we have to have alternative means of transportation.”

— Mayor Bell, City of Durham

  • Molly Demarest

    Where are we as a Triangle going to be 10, 20 years from now and are we going to have an infrastructure in place so that the entire Triangle community can access the opportunities and jobs being created today.

    Senior Director of Operations and Finance, American Underground

  • Karen McCall

    Transit means access to the services that UNC Health and the medical school provides. We need patients to be able to easily get to all of our facilities here on campus.

    Chief Communications Officer, UNC Health Care System

  • Justin Laidlaw

    I think that we as a city can be very progressive when it comes to transit, through collaborations with the city government and the private sector… Thinking about how we can make these options even more seamless for people, taking it one step further, I think, will do a lot for the progress Durham has made in the last 10 years.

    Partner, Runaway

  • Johnson O. Akinleye

    It’s going to create the access for our institution, our students, faculty and staff.

    Interim Chancellor, North Carolina Central University

  • Katy Lang

    I wanted to make sure I lived in a place where I could get around without a car; somewhere where I could get to campus easily

    Graduate Student, University of North Carolina

  • Pete Tillman

    The demand for VA Health Care is at an all-time high for us. Some of our patients that live in the area wouldn’t be able to access health care at our medical center or facilities without transportation.

    Chief of Health Administration Service, Durham VA Health Care

  • Mike Birling

    When you think of the sports here in the Triangle and how much sports brings to a community, We have 10 thousand fans coming in pretty much every Thursday through Sunday, it difficult for us to find a place for them to be able to get easy-in and easy-out.

    General Manager, Durham Bulls

  • Bill Bell

    We are not building light rail for today, we are building light rail for what we think our city and our region’s going 10, 20, 30 years from now.

    Mayor, City of Durham

additional annual service hours provided to Durham and Orange county residents

over $1 billion dollars invested in Durham and Orange counties by the state or federal government by 2045

over 200 upcoming improvements to bus stops, shelters and transit facilities

What's in the Updated Plans?

Expanded Bus Service

17,650 hours of new, annual service hours

New Train Station

A new intercity rail station serving Hillsborough

Improved Transit Facilities

Improved access and waiting areas for transit stops

New Light Rail

18 stations connecting employment, education and healthcare centers to transit.

New Bus Rapid Transit

Corridor improvements speeding buses through congestion.

New Commuter Rail

Comfortable passenger service that allows riders to relax or work on their way to key destinations between Garner and Durham

Transit Plan Progress

Durham County

Approved: Monday, April 24, 7 p.m.


Orange County

Approved: Thursday, April 27, 7 p.m.


DCHC-MPO Policy Board

Approved: Friday, April 28, 9 a.m.

GoTriangle Board of Trustees

Friday, April 28, 12:30 p.m.
Administrative Office
4600 Emperor Blvd.,
Durham, NC 27703

Meet our partners

Orange Public Transportation

Orange Public Transportation

Serving Orange County Residents


Transportation Planning for the Future


Connecting all points of the Triangle


Serving the City of Durham
Durham County ACCESS

Durham County ACCESS

Serving Durham County Residents

Chapel Hill Transit

Serving Chapel Hill, Carrboro and UNC

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