Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project North Carolina Central University Station Refinement

North Carolina Central University Station Refinement

Supplemental Environmental Assessment for the proposed Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project.


The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued a FEIS/ROD in February 2016 for the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit (D-O LRT) Project, which is located in Durham and Orange Counties, North Carolina.

In response to comments made on the DEIS, in the FEIS/ROD, FTA and GoTriangle committed to analyze the feasibility of extending the alignment to North Carolina Central University (NCCU). Early in this analysis, GoTriangle determined that this extension is feasible, and FTA determined that a Supplemental Environmental Assessment (Supplemental EA) would be required to document any associated impacts.

The proposed design refinement would change the location of the eastern terminus in Durham by adding a station near NCCU. The proposed change is referred to as the “NCCU Station Refinement.”

The FTA and GoTriangle have prepared a Supplemental EA. The Supplemental EA was prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and concludes that the NCCU Station Refinement will not result in significant adverse social, economic, or environmental impacts.

The Supplemental EA also includes a preliminary determination in accordance with Section 4(f) of the U.S. Department of Transportation Act that the NCCU Station Refinement would not result in any new use of properties protected by Section 4(f).

Ways to Comment

FTA and GoTriangle encourage you to provide comments on the Supplemental EA and draft Section 4(f) Evaluation. Comments may be provided in writing until December 7, 2016:

ATTN: NCCU Station Refinement
P.O. Box 13787
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709


The Supplemental EA is available in the following formats:

  • • Electronically
  • • Hard Copies are available for review until December 7, 2016 at:
    • -  GoTriangle’s Administrative Office, 4600 Emperor Blvd., Suite 100, Durham, NC 27703
    • -  North Carolina Central University, James E. Shepherd Memorial Library, 1801 Fayetteville St., Durham, NC 27701
    • -  Durham County Library - Main Branch, 300 N. Roxboro St., Durham, NC 27701


Additional Information

Anyone desiring additional information may contact:

Jeffrey Sullivan, Public Involvement Associate,
P.O. Box 13787
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

(919) 485-7490

Supplemental Environmental Assessment for the proposed D-O LRT Project NCCU Station Refinement

Supplemental Environmental Assesment for D-O LRT Project's Proposed NCCU station Refinement [98 pages | PDF | 12.6 MB]

Appendix_A - Resources_With_No_Impacts [7 pages | PDF | 124 KB]

Appendix_B-1 - Travel_Demand_Methodology_and_Results [27 pages | PDF | 812 KB]

Appendix_B-2 - Traffic_Simulation_Report [171 pages | PDF | 21.4 MB]

Appendix C - Basis for Engineering Documents [45 pages | PDF | 6.5 MB]

Appendix D - Visual and Aesthetic Conditions [10 pages | PDF | 1.1 MB]

Appendix E - Section 106 Coordination [46 pages | PDF | 7.4 MB]

Appendix F - Natural Resources [7 pages | PDF | 239 KB]

Appendix G - Noise and Vibration [63 pages | PDF | 3.4 MB]

Appendix H - Hazardous Materials [9 pages | PDF | 749 KB]

Appendix I - USACE Jurisdictional Determination [58 pages | PDF | 7.3 MB]

Appendix J - Public Outreach Materials [77 pages | PDF | 16.7 MB]