Triangle Transit’s Request to Enter Project Development
On December 19, 2013, Triangle Transit submitted to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) a Request to Enter the New Starts Program Project Development (PD) phase for the proposed Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project in accordance with the Moving Ahead for Progress for the 21st Century (MAP-21) legislation. The two most important functions of PD are to demonstrate the environmental compliance and financial feasibility of the Project. Once the FTA approves this request to enter PD, Triangle Transit will complete all environmental compliance work within 24 months.
In the past two years, Triangle Transit completed Project Scoping in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and presented Scoping findings to the public. Triangle Transit is completing the existing conditions environmental data collection.
Triangle Transit’s letter requesting entrance into FTA’s New Starts program, PD phase is available below:
Triangle Transit’s Request to Enter Project Development [12 pages | PDF | 2.2 MB]
Attachment 1: Figures [1.4 MB]
Attachment 2: Status of Six Major Critical Path Items to be Resolved [437 KB]
Attachment 3: Project Development funding Sources [77 KB]
Attachment 4: Bibliography [103 KB]
Attachment 5: Contents of DVD [85 KB]