Research Triangle Park, NC (Sept. 20, 2021) – GoTriangle has opened an office in downtown Durham where the regional transit agency plans to offer community education sessions, project workshops, focus groups and other community-focused events related to sharing information about commuter rail and other transit initiatives.
The Downtown Durham Transit Information Station at 733 Foster St. will be staffed weekdays. Information and materials about the Greater Triangle Commuter Rail Project, GoDurham and GoTriangle bus stop improvements and GoTriangle and GoDurham bus routes are available.
Durham County currently is updating its transit plan, and information about that process and investment decisions will be available as well.
“We at GoTriangle want to thank our partners within the City of Durham and especially Nicole J. Thompson, president and CEO of Downtown Durham, Inc., for helping us locate this space that will give us the opportunity to continue to educate community members about the Greater Triangle Commuter Rail Project and other transit investments,” says GoTriangle CEO and President Charles Lattuca.
Thompson says she was happy to contribute to keeping the community informed about the rail project.
The Greater Triangle Commuter Rail Project is in its last study phase before governing boards in Wake and Durham counties will decide whether to proceed with building the project, which will run at least 37 miles from West Durham through Raleigh to Garner or Clayton. The public will have another official chance to weigh in on the project and available study results in October, but staff at the Transit Information Station will be available now to answer questions and take comments daily.
Community engagement, input and education are critical parts of any transit planning process, says Scott Thomas, chief communications officer at GoTriangle.
“We want to offer the community as many opportunities as possible to tell us about their specific transit needs and to weigh in on our current commuter rail study and other proposed transit projects,” he says. “We are pleased to have this presence downtown during the final study phase for the commuter rail project.”
For more information about the commuter rail study, please visit ReadyForRailnc.com.