Get inside track on Triangle commuter rail at GoTriangle virtual event
For Immediate Release
Contact: Scott Thomas, 919-485-7413
Research Triangle Park, NC (Nov. 12, 2021) – To help keep the community up to date about what’s happening with the Greater Triangle Commuter Rail Project, GoTriangle is hosting a virtual presentation and Q&A session from to 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18.
Project planners will be on hand to provide an overview of the project, where it stands in 2021 and what to expect next. Sign up here to attend the Greater Triangle Commuter Rail: An Inside Track on Proposed Commuter Rail Stations event.
"As we continue to move forward with the last study phase of the Triangle’s commuter rail project, we know the community has questions about what the project might look like and what happens next,” GoTriangle President and CEO Charles Lattuca says. “We asked those who have signed up to be Commuter Rail Insiders at readyforrailnc.com what they’d most like to hear more about, and we’ve designed an event for the general public around those answers. This project is essential to helping the ever-growing Triangle maintain its renowned quality of life, and we’ll be prepared to answer questions live at the event as well.”
The presentation will cover:
- Where stations might be located.
- How they will connect to other modes of transportation such as bike/ped/transit.
- Where parking will be provided.
- What stations could potentially look like.
- How the commuter rail line will connect passengers to Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
After the presentation, GoTriangle will offer a live Q&A session where our panelists will answer questions submitted during the presentation.
Panelists will be Katharine Eggleston, chief development officer at GoTriangle; Jay Heikes, senior transportation planner at GoTriangle; and Monica Barrow, transit planning practice leader at STV, the major consultant on the project.
In spring 2020, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by GoTriangle, Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization, Wake County, Durham County, Johnston County and the North Carolina Railroad Company that named GoTriangle as the sponsor for the Greater Triangle Commuter Rail Project.
The project, part of long-range transit plans in Wake and Durham counties, will greatly expand access to opportunities as it runs at least 37 miles in the NC Railroad corridor from West Durham through Raleigh to Garner or Clayton. Stops will include downtown Raleigh, N.C. State, Cary, Morrisville, Research Triangle Park and downtown Durham.