Public Meeting TODAY 6/28 5:30pm Triangle Regional Transit Program
Public Meeting Today
Raleigh Convention Center
OUR TRANSIT FUTURE
The Triangle area continues to experience explosive growth — growth that requires increased mobility demands. Improvements must be made to the local transportation systems to maintain the area’s quality of life and continue to attract new industry, jobs and residents.
It’s time for the Triangle Regional Transit Program, a comprehensive study effort to look at regional transit rail opportunities and explore expanded regional busway networks. The program, spanning Orange, Durham and Wake counties, is an exciting move forward toward transit connectivity in the Triangle.
Will transportation options keep up with growth? The Capital-area region continues to grow. Raleigh’s population surpassed 400,000 in 2009 according to recent figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Other Capital-area municipalities like Cary, Knightdale, and Apex experienced similar population gains and existing transit options may not sufficiently support population growth projections. Durham recently merged its DATA bus system with Triangle Transit, evidence of recent efforts for a more coordinated regional transit system (learn more).