Local briefs

Apr. 29, 2013 @ 05:53 PM

DATA  seeks fare-increase feedback

DURHAM -- The City of Durham is considering a proposal to increase transit fares for the Durham Area Transit Authority to maintain service levels on DATA. 

DATA and Triangle Transit staff will be on the platform at Durham Station Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. to talk with riders about the proposal and take comments.  

The public can also attend the monthly public meeting at Durham Station on Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

If approved by the Durham City Council, the fare changes would begin September 28.

Full details on the proposed fare increase, reports to the City Council, strategies and impact are available along with an optional feedback form for the public at: data.gotriangle.org.

Durham Committee to host speaker

DURHAM -- Allison Kalloo, of Clinical Ambassador LLC of Raleigh, will speak to the Health Committee of the Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People Thursday.

The meeting, part of the committee’s speaker series, will be at 7 p.m. at  St. Joseph AME Church. The church is at 2521 Fayetteville Street in Durham. 

Chapel Hill Transit to discuss road project

CHAPEL HILL -- Chapel Hill Transit (CHT) will host information sessions from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the UNC Student Union (The Pit) and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the North Carolina Children's Hospital (stage near the Hospital's entrance). The sessions will provide customers an opportunity to ask CHT staff questions regarding service changes related to a project to widen and enhance South Columbia Street between Purefoy Road and Manning Drive.

 From May 13 to Aug. 13, traffic on South Columbia Street will be one-way (northbound) from Fordham Boulevard towards Manning Drive. Outbound traffic will be detoured along Manning Drive and CHT will need to implement a number of service adjustments to accommodate the project. For detailed information on these service changes, please visit http://www.townofchapelhill.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=18484.

For additional information on the South Columbia project and other projects that may impact traffic this summer in the Chapel Hill area, please visit http://www.townofchapelhill.org/index.aspx?page=2169.