“We’re trying to provide improved access to jobs, especially those with nontraditional work hours, and expand access to retail, medical and educational destinations.”
Durham and Orange County shoppers who’ve been paying a half-cent sales tax can now see the fruit of their investment – increased Triangle Transit service and the launch of brand new Sunday service hours. For the first time in twenty-one years, you can now ride a Triangle Transit bus any day of the week. With this milestone reached and light rail on the table, what’s next for transit in our area? Get the full rundown from the News & Observer here.
“As the saying goes, ‘being in the right place at the right time’ is important to source opportunities. Networked livable communities are the post-recession ‘right places.'”
Last year, a study found that Transit Oriented Developments (TODs), or areas built to maximize access to public transit, are thriving in comparison to Transit Adjacent Developments (TADs), areas that don’t facilitate walking or transit ridership other than via car access. These TODs also play a crucial role in the success of “networked livable communities” – burgeoning historic districts and downtowns where people shop, live, work, and heavily rely on public transportation (including job-seeking millennials). Are transit-centered communities the way of the not-so-distant future? Find out here.