Happy Monday, everyone!
We’re about to wrap up several of our March blog series, including our Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project Development (PD) Q&A with Meghan. Shew, that’s a mouthful, but thanks to Meghan, I’ve been getting a better handle on the technical jargon. Her answers to questions eight and nine are below, but we’re saving the very last for next Monday. In the meantime, be sure to send in any remaining questions about PD you still have, and read on to find out how you can be a part of the Triangle’s transit future:
8) Will there be an opportunity for me to get involved in PD?
Meghan: Yes, there will be many opportunities to get involved throughout the entire 24 months of Project Development and beyond! From community festivals to stakeholder meetings, small group presentations, and public workshops…Triangle Transit will be in your community to provide you with information about the proposed Durham-Orange Light Rail Project!
One of the biggest pieces of Project Development is the completion of the Draft and Final Environmental Impact Statements in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. These documents disclose all of the potential effects for all of the proposed project alternatives and design options.
Triangle Transit staff and our consultants are currently in the field collecting data for analysis in these documents. So you may see our staff out in the field – don’t be alarmed! We must evaluate ALL of the proposed project alternatives and design options. So, the area we will study is quite large. Seeing a field scientist in your backyard does not necessarily mean you will be directly affected.
Please know that we do our best to notify all property owners in advance of our field work, but you should not hesitate to call our hotline if you have questions
1-800-816-7817 or email us at email@example.com
Later this year, Triangle Transit will be holding public workshops to present all of the information that will be presented in the Draft Environmental Statement. To stay up to date on these meetings, please check out http://ourtransitfuture.com/get-involved/. To learn more about how you can most effectively participate in the environmental review process, please see the Council for Environmental Quality’s A Citizen’s Guide to the NEPA: Having Your Voice Heard
Also of note — right now, Triangle Transit is scheduling meetings with neighborhoods and community groups! Members of our staff will come to your group to give a short presentation about the proposed project and how you can stay involved in the planning and development. If you would like us to meet with your group, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on the phone at 1-800-816-7817.
Can’t make a meeting but what to stay involved? You can stay involved by signing up to receive updates on our email list http://ourtransitfuture.com/get-involved/
((Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and enter your email address under the line that says “Stay informed with Our Transit Future email list”))
9) How can I get involved?
Stay involved! Sign up for our email to receive updates.
Get social with us!
- For info about the family of services that works together to promote seamless transit and sustainable transportation in the region, follow Go Triangle
- For info about Triangle Transit services, follow Triangle Transit
- For info about the proposed Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project and other regional transit projects in the region, follow Our Transit Future
That’s it for today. If you have a question about Project Development for Meghan, tweet us @gotriangle or leave a comment below. For more information about the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project, visit ourtransitfuture.com.