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

All public meetings are held in ADA accessible facilities. Any individual who requires special assistance in order to participate in a public meeting, such as a sign language interpreter, a linguistic translator, or who requires meeting materials to be prepared in an alternative format or language, is urged to contact Triangle Transit at 1-800-816-7817 at least one week prior to the first meeting to make such arrangements.

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 V17 (Updated October 2014)  [external link to YouTube video | 19:04 minutes | 682 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 Progress (annual) report [2 pages | PDF | 2.3 MB]

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 LRT Corridor Video (10-24-2014)
DCIA looks at affordable housing by proposed light rail (10-22-2014)
Rail projects rise on the urgency meter for North Carolina's Triangle Transit Authority. (10-15-2014)
Nimble Transit Planning (08-28-2014)
Durham, Orange officials rank transit, road projects (08-28-2014)
Two-thirds of Research Triangle in on LRT (08-28-2014)
Triangle Transit readies to offer progress report on Durham-Orange light rail project (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)
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)