The Durham-Orange light-rail transit project is nearing an April 30 deadline to seek Federal Transit Administration money. Here are some facts about the regional transportation project with links to more information.
An interlocal agreement between Orange County, GoTriangle and the regional metropolitan planning board lays out the improvements planned for local bus systems, Hillsborough’s Amtrak station and a light rail train.
The Durham-Orange light rail train would run only a short distance in southwestern Orange County before heading toward downtown Durham. Rural Orange County residents have questioned how transit plans benefit them.
GoTriangle planners studied the Durham-Orange light-rail route for 15 years before choosing to follow N.C. 54 in Orange County. The U.S. 15-501 corridor with Durham found too expensive for regional transit.
UNC filed a permit renewal with the state for the Cameron Avenue co-generation plant and the Manning Drive power plant. Campus won’t be coal-free by 2020, but the Three Zeros initiative is making changes now.
A developer could keep families in their homes while replacing a vacant gas station with a convenience store and a self-storage building. Another works with neighbors to revise a Homestead Road apartment project.
A digital archive of yearbooks from North Carolina colleges and high schools has seen about twice its normal number of visitors in the past week, since the rediscovery of racist photos in UNC’s 1979 Yackety Yack.
UNC’s 1979 yearbook editor expected outrage over a photo of fraternity members dressed in Klan-style robes pretending to lynch a white student in blackface. She just didn’t think it would take 40 years.