Durham-Orange Corridor



Public meetings coming up… Map of proposed D-O LRT project - Sep 2014

In November 2014, Our Transit Future will host 4 public meetings for the public to understand the elements of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and how public input will be considered.  All meetings will be informal, drop-in style.  Project staff will be able to answer your questions with the aid of exhibits/boards, demonstrations, and tabletop maps.

+  Tuesday, Nov. 18, 11:00 – 2:00 PM  Durham Station Transportation Center, 515 W Pettigrew St, Durham, NC 27701

+  Tuesday, Nov. 18, 4:00-7:00 PM    Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill,  27517

+ Wednesday, Nov. 19, 4:00 7:00 PM  SpringHill Suites,  5310 McFarland Dr, Durham, NC 27707 (south of 15-501  between Mt. Moriah Rd. and SW Durham Drive)
+ Thursday, Nov. 20, 4:00-7:00 PM  Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St, Durham, NC 27701

Click here to download the D-O LRT map as a PDF [PDF, 1 page, 485 KB]

Interactive Mapping Tool

[Enter your address in the Search field and see where you are in relation to the proposed D-O LRT proposed project. Click on the words Mapping or Tool  above to be redirected.]

Overview of the Proposed Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project 

The proposed Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit (D-O LRT) Project is a 17.1 mile light rail transit line which extends from UNC (UNC Hospitals Station) to east Durham (Alston Avenue/NCCU Station). The D-O LRT alignment connects a range of educational, medical, employment, and other important activity centers, park-and-ride lots, transfer centers, the Durham Amtrak Station, and the Durham Station.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Project (posted May 2014) [link to a webpage with more than 30 Q&A]

Proposed D-O LRT Project Fly-Through Video (Updated April 2014)  [external link to YouTube video | 13:35 minutes | 523 MB]

Project Newsletter

To learn more about the proposed D-O LRT Program please see the most recent newsletter:

Project Newsletter [4 pages | PDF | 2.7 MB]

Actualización del Proyecto  (en español)  [4 páginas | PDF | 2 MB]

Key Project Documents for the Proposed Durham-Orange Light Rail Project

Summer 2014 D-O LRT Comment Form Click here to begin an online survey or download D-O LRT Summer 2014 comment form paper version

Federal Transit Administration’s Approval Letter for D-O LRT to enter into Project Development

Triangle Transit Request to Enter into Project Development

Durham-Orange Corridor Project Maps Durham County Bus and Rail Investment Plan

Durham-Orange LRT Project Public Workshop Materials (November 2013)

Durham-Orange LRT Project Draft Public Involvement Plan (2013)

Durham-Orange LRT Project Scoping Materials and Reports (April – October 2012)

Durham-Orange LRT Project Station Evaluation (April 2012)  [4 pages | PDF | 10.3 MB]

Durham-Orange Corridor Alternatives Analysis Report (April 2012)

Orange County Bus and Rail Investment Plan Public Workshops Materials (April 2012)

Public Workshop Materials for the Alternative Analysis for the Wake Corridor, Durham-Wake Corridor, and the Durham-Orange Corridor (March 2011)

Durham-Orange Preliminary Stations (March 2011)

Durham-Orange Corridor Conceptual Alternatives Report (January 2011) [61 pages | PDF | 3.63 MB]

Durham-Orange Draft Purpose & Need Report (December 2010) [70 pages | PDF | 3.82 MB]

Triangle Regional Transit Program Public Workshop Materials (June/July 2010)

2035 Joint Long Range Transportation Plan (Jointly Adopted in 2009 by DCHC MPO and CAMPO   [112 pages | PDF | 11 MB]

Special Transit Advisory Commission (STAC) Report (May 2008) [51 pages | PDF | 675 KB]

STAC Report Appendices (May 2008)  STAC Report Appendices  [112 pages | PDF | 5.9 MB]

US 15-501 Phase II Major Investment Study (2001)  [249 pages | PDF | 16 MB]

 US 15-501 Major Investment Study Phase I Report (1998)  [259 pages | PDF | 5.8 MB]

All Other Documents

For all other documents, please visit the Documents Library

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DOLRT Affected Properties (07-15-2014)
Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project Public Information Meeting Materials (November 2013) (02-21-2014)
Request to Enter Durham-Orange LRT Project Development (12-31-2013)
Request to Enter Project Development (Tab 1) (12-31-2013)
Request to Enter Project Development (Tab 2) (12-31-2013)
Request to Enter Project Development (Tab 3) (12-31-2013)
Request to Enter Project Development (Tab 4) (12-31-2013)
Request to Enter Project Development (Tabs 5-8) (12-31-2013)
Durham County and Orange County Bus and Rail Investment Plans (12-02-2013)
Durham-Orange LRT Public Involvement Plan (10-18-2013)
Affordable Housing along Durham-Orange LRT corridor (03-15-2013)
Orange County Transit Plan 2012 (07-22-2012)
Scoping Report for Durham-Orange Corridor (07-15-2012)
Proposed Durham-Orange LRT Stations (06-15-2012)
Service to Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU) (05-26-2012)
Orange County Transit Plan (05-23-2012)
Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Scoping Materials and Exhibits (May 2012) (05-05-2012)
Durham-Orange Corridor Alternatives Analysis Report (04-30-2012)
Support for the D-O Locally Preferred Alternative (07-26-2011)
Comments received on Triangle Regional Transit planning (3 corridors) (05-28-2011)
Public Workshops - March 2011 - AAs for three corridors (03-25-2011)
Durham-Orange Corridor Detailed Evaluation Criteria (03-12-2011)
Durham-Orange Conceptual Alternatives Report (01-15-2011)
Durham-Orange Purpose & Need (12-15-2010)
FTA: Notice to Proceed with Preliminary Design (12-11-2010)
Transit Usage Facts (05-31-2010)

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Durham, Orange officials rank transit, road projects (08-28-2014)
Two-thirds of Research Triangle in on LRT (08-28-2014)
DOLRT Affected Properties (07-15-2014)
Request to Enter Durham-Orange LRT Project Development (12-31-2013)
Request to Enter Project Development (Tab 1) (12-31-2013)
Request to Enter Project Development (Tab 2) (12-31-2013)
Request to Enter Project Development (Tab 3) (12-31-2013)
Request to Enter Project Development (Tab 4) (12-31-2013)
Request to Enter Project Development (Tabs 5-8) (12-31-2013)
Durham County and Orange County Bus and Rail Investment Plans (12-02-2013)
Durham-Orange LRT Corridor Video (11-15-2013)
Publicity for D-O LRT public meetings on Nov. 12, 13, 14, 2013 (10-16-2013)
Pay now for transit future, pay soon for transit present (04-03-2013)
Planning Affordable Housing near Durham-Orange Rail Line (03-26-2013)
Experts: Plan early for affordable housing on light rail corridor (03-19-2013)
County raises vehicle fees to generate transit money (03-12-2013)
Half Cent Transit Tax Passes In OC, Rural Areas Overwhelmingly Vote No (11-07-2012)
A vote for the future of all (10-31-2012)
Tax just one piece of transit puzzle (10-28-2012)
Guest column: We need a plan, not a tax, for transit (10-24-2012)
N.C. 54 light-rail plan based on cost, riders, development (Part 3 of 5) (10-21-2012)
Transit plan meets public eye: Voters weigh tax for bus, light rail system (Part 1 of 5) (10-17-2012)
Plan: Transit, development grow hand in hand (Part 2 of 5) (10-12-2012)
WUNC radio story on bus/rail improvements in Durham (11-02-2011)
Bus, rail transit plan backed (05-12-2011)