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GoTriangle delays meeting on future of Durham-Orange light-rail project without Duke

A map shows how the Durham-Orange light rail, the Durham-Wake commuter rail, and Chapel Hill and Wake County bus-rapid transit projects would link together to form a regional transit network.
A map shows how the Durham-Orange light rail, the Durham-Wake commuter rail, and Chapel Hill and Wake County bus-rapid transit projects would link together to form a regional transit network. Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization

A meeting to talk about how the Durham-Orange light-rail project can keep moving without Duke University’s cooperation has been postponed.

GoTriangle officials announced Monday that its Board of Trustees meeting set for Tuesday, March 12, would be moved to the board’s regularly scheduled March 27 meeting.

The delay gives GoTriangle staff time to continue working on updated details and budget information for the 18-mile light-rail plan, GoTriangle officials said in a news release. They also are waiting for additional feedback from the Federal Transit Administration, which is reviewing the project and its potential risks, as well as from North Carolina Railroad officials.

The story will be updated.

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Tammy Grubb has written about Orange County’s politics, people and government since 2010. She is a UNC-Chapel Hill alumna and has lived and worked in the Triangle for over 25 years.


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