GoRaleigh Access Gallery
Wake Bus Plan Update Comments: GoRaleigh Routes #5, #13, #22
Light Rail Open House, January 26
GoTriangle will host a light-rail project open house Saturday, Jan. 26, from 9 to 11 a.m. to share preliminary information and answer questions about the recently proposed changes that affected downtown Durham. The open house will be located at 201 E.
November Open Houses
The community weighed in, and we listened.
We had several open houses in November to see how stakeholder comments have directly influenced the design of the light-rail project and collect feedback.
Finley Golf Course
How is this project being funded?
- Federal funding approximately $1.25 billion
- State funding up to $190 million
- Remainder from local and other sources including transit-dedicated half-cent sales tax revenue and property donations
What is light rail?
Light rail is a transit technology that uses lighter rail cars than traditional passenger rail systems like subways or commuter rails. Light rail operates in dedicated tracks with electrical power supplied from an overhead catenary system. The light-rail vehicles are designed to operate in mixed traffic or in an exclusive right of way, either at grade or on an elevated structure. Light rail has benefited several American cities, such as Seattle/Tacoma, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Charlotte and Portland.
Why do we need the light-rail project?
For our community to continue to grow and maintain our enjoyable quality of life, the Triangle needs a high-quality interconnected transportation system. Planning for high-capacity transit in the Triangle region began more than 20 years ago, and several studies have been conducted to advance major transit investments in the area. That work included extensive coordination with stakeholders and members of the public to develop, evaluate and refine the range of alternatives.