Any changes in the project?
In response to public comments received, GoTriangle is evaluating the possibility of providing light rail service to North Carolina Central University’s campus. The addition of this station would provide service high-quality, frequent service to the students of NCCU and the surrounding neighborhoods, which could make it the most used station in Durham. This connection would connect three of the Triangle’s major universities and provide greater access to educational opportunities and partnerships at other campuses for the students of NCCU, Duke and UNC, and residents of Durham and Chapel Hill.
In addition to evaluating service to NCCU, we continue to look at other refinements in the project that were identified in the public comments on the Environmental Impact Statement.
Any updates on the funding?
Leaders from our local governments, universities, health care centers and businesses are working with GoTriangle to make Durham and Orange Counties’ transit goals a reality.
As a reminder, federal funding for this project can be up to 50% of the total project cost. In 2011 and 2012, voters in Durham and Orange counties approved a one‐half cent sales tax to provide funding for the project, along with vehicle registration fees, and a portion of vehicle rental taxes. The project is eligible to again be scored to receive state funding in later funding prioritizations.
GoTriangle is committed to working with our partners to identify additional funding sources to help complete the D‐O LRT Project.