There’s a lot of confusion out there about the regional transit vision and the Durham-Orange Corridor’s function within it. Our hope is that this page can clear up some of the confusion about the transit plans within Durham and Orange County.
Investment in Local Bus Service
The half-cent sales tax has already produced significant bus service improvements in the two counties.
By the end of calendar year 2015, two and a half years into implementation:
• Chapel Hill Transit will have added 5,904 hours of new bus service since the referendum
• GoDurham will have added 18,816 hours of new bus service since the referendum
• GoTriangle will have added 10,551 hours of new bus service since the referendum
• Orange Public Transportation will have added 4,060 hours of new bus service since the referendum
Furthermore, in FY 16, beyond the hours listed above, the plan will also contribute the following amounts to the inflationary cost of bus services that existed prior to the referendum:
• Chapel Hill Transit: $755,770
• GoDurham: $ 790,486