The Orange County and Durham County commissioners’ votes this week will send the Durham-Orange Light-Rail Transit project to the Federal Transit Administration, which must approve the engineering work required to apply for grant funding.
The Durham County commissioners already approved the new cost-sharing agreement with Orange County for the $3.3 billion light-rail transit project. Both counties have to approve their revised plans by a Federal Transit Administration deadline.
The Orange County Board of Commissioners will consider the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and Orange County Schools 2017-18 budget requests, which address state and federal funding cuts, increasing teacher pay and growing student needs.
The Orange County Schools Board of Education did not directly respond to any of the two dozen speakers, including two who displayed the Confederate battle flag at the podium and one speaker who opposed the proposed ban.
Cameron Anthony Bass, 21, of Durham, NC, died Sunday evening, April 23, 2017, and two people were hospitalized after a wreck where eastbound Interstate 40 and northbound I-85 split in Orange County, the State Highway Patrol said.
The Orange County and Durham County boards of commissioners will vote next week on new transit plans and a renegotiated cost-sharing agreement for the $3.3 billion Durham-Orange Light-Rail Transit project.
Former and current Chapel Hill and Carrboro mayors wrote to the Orange County Board of Commissioners Thursday to express their support for the Durham-Orange Light-Rail Transit line ahead of the county’s April 27 vote on whether to push forward with the project.
Although George Brumley III and Julia Preston Brumley were among 12 family members killed in a 2003 plane crash in Africa, their work continues to serve the public good with the grand opening of the Brumley Family Nature Preserve.
Orange-Chatham District Attorney Jim Woodall said immigrant drivers who meet the requirements and don’t have any other charges or a criminal record can have their charge of driving without a license dismissed.
Durham County’s commissioners will vote April 24 and Orange County will vote April 27 on whether to continue seeking federal approval and grant money to build the 17.7-mile, $3.3 billion Durham-Orange light-rail system.