Triangle Transit http://wunc.org en Durham-Chapel Hill Light Rail Project: Where Those Rails Might Go http://wunc.org/post/durham-chapel-hill-light-rail-project-where-those-rails-might-go <p></p><p>The Federal Transit Authority (FTA) has given the green-light to begin the first steps of a 17-mile light rail project connecting Durham and Orange Counties.</p><p></p><p>The decision authorizes Triangle Transit to begin development on the project, by studying the potential environmental impact of two proposed rail routes.</p><p>Triangle Transit has put together this <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqijCS_B2U8&amp;feature=youtu.be">video "fly-through" of the proposed light rail route:</a></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:55:51 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 31252 at http://wunc.org Durham-Chapel Hill Light Rail Project: Where Those Rails Might Go Wake Transit Plan Gets First Public Look http://wunc.org/post/wake-transit-plan-gets-first-public-look <p></p><p>Commissioners in Wake County are holding their first public discussion about a plan for expanded bus and light rail services.</p><p>The board meets Tuesday morning with three transit experts from outside the state.&nbsp; It's the county's first public meeting about the plan, which Triangle Transit Authority presented in 2011.&nbsp; Commissioners have declined to bring it up for discussion since then.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 13:10:53 +0000 Will Michaels 25659 at http://wunc.org Wake Transit Plan Gets First Public Look Triangle Bus Services Considering Fare Increases http://wunc.org/post/triangle-bus-services-considering-fare-increases <p>Bus riders in the Triangle are invited to weigh in on proposed fare hikes for <a href="http://www.triangletransit.org/">Triangle Transit</a> and <a href="http://www.raleighnc.gov/transit/">Capital Area Transit.</a>&nbsp; Officials for the agencies say they haven't raised fares since 2005 for Triangle Transit and the last time Raleigh buses raised rates was in 2007.&nbsp;<br /><br />John Tallmadge is the Director of Regional Services Development for Triangle Transit.&nbsp; He says ridership has more than doubled for his service since the last rate hike.<br /> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 21:29:20 +0000 Eric Hodge 24987 at http://wunc.org Triangle Bus Services Considering Fare Increases Triangle Residents Urged To 'Try Transit' This Week http://wunc.org/post/triangle-residents-urged-try-transit-week <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Triangle residents are being invited this week to consider public transportation as a commuter option.&nbsp; Local and regional systems are taking part in "Try Transit Week" hoping to get people out of their cars and on a bus to work or play.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.raleighnc.gov/transit/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Capital Area Transit</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is offering special events every day to entice new riders.&nbsp; Lindsay </span>Pennell<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> handles marketing for the Raleigh bus service.&nbsp; She says over the years they've been able change some people's transportation choice.</span><br> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 18:12:43 +0000 Gurnal Scott 22577 at http://wunc.org Triangle Residents Urged To 'Try Transit' This Week 'Bus On Shoulder System' Expands From Durham To Wake County http://wunc.org/post/bus-shoulder-system-expands-durham-wake-county <p>After a year of success in Durham County, the state's first <a href="http://triangletransit.org/boss">Bus on Shoulder System (BOSS</a>) is ready to expand into Wake County. The North Carolina Department of Transportation allows transit buses to travel on the shoulders of designated stretches of roadways to bypass congested traffic, but only when speeds drop below 35 miles per hour.</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 20:27:26 +0000 Catherine Brand 20906 at http://wunc.org 'Bus On Shoulder System' Expands From Durham To Wake County Planning For Affordable Housing Near Durham-Orange Rail Line http://wunc.org/post/planning-affordable-housing-near-durham-orange-rail-line <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Advocates of the</span><a href="http://www.ourtransitfuture.org/index.php/projects/durham-orange/" style="line-height: 1.5;"> proposed light rail line</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from Chapel Hill to Durham say local governments should plan early to set aside money for affordable housing near train stations.&nbsp; Researchers with </span><a href="http://www.triangletransit.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Triangle Transit Authority</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> met with Durham residents earlier this month.&nbsp;</span></p><p>TTA research associate Geoff Green says the agency examined how property values changed when other metropolitan areas decided to build light rail.</p><p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 21:06:59 +0000 Will Michaels 12613 at http://wunc.org Planning For Affordable Housing Near Durham-Orange Rail Line Public Transit In Triangle At Crossroads http://wunc.org/post/public-transit-triangle-crossroads <p>Public transportation has long been a contentious topic in the Triangle. As cities like Charlotte have expanded bus service and built a light-rail system, cities like Raleigh and Durham have failed to keep up.<br><br>But now, a plan to increase busses and begin the long process of connecting the cities in the Triangle by rail is just a few steps from being implemented. Those last few steps are proving to be the hardest.<br> Fri, 25 May 2012 10:15:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 2445 at http://wunc.org Public Transit In Triangle At Crossroads Durham Transit Referendum Goes Before Voters http://wunc.org/post/durham-transit-referendum-goes-voters <p>On Tuesday, Durham County voters will decide whether to approve a sales tax increase that would help fund big improvements to public transit. Public transportation advocates across the Triangle have been working for years to plan a comprehensive network of buses and trains to make the area more commuter-friendly.<br> Wed, 02 Nov 2011 14:00:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 7286 at http://wunc.org New App Aims to Make Bus Travel Easier http://wunc.org/post/new-app-aims-make-bus-travel-easier <p></p><p>Triangle commuters with high tech devices like smart phones will have a new source for busing information. GoLive aims to be a one-stop source for all the information a bus rider might need. That includes arrival times and routes across different systems. John Tallmadge is Director of Commuter Resources for Triangle Transit. He says right now Triangle commuters can pull up a tool to find out information about certain bus systems.<br> Wed, 19 Oct 2011 09:35:00 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 7350 at http://wunc.org New App Aims to Make Bus Travel Easier Council Endorses Light Rail Plan for Raleigh http://wunc.org/post/council-endorses-light-rail-plan-raleigh <p></p><p>The Raleigh City Council has approved a proposal for a downtown light rail line.<br><br>City council members voted last night to support a route that goes through the west side of downtown along Harrington Avenue. It's a segment of the light rail proposal from Triangle Transit Authority that would eventually run from Chapel Hill to Garner. The council's plan breaks from a recommendation by the city's Passenger Rail Task Force. That route would have brought tracks into the heart of downtown on both sides of the Capitol building. Tue, 02 Aug 2011 17:42:00 +0000 Will Michaels 8277 at http://wunc.org Council Endorses Light Rail Plan for Raleigh