Add Your Comments to the Durham and Orange Counties’ Transit Plans

Mangum-Pettigrew-prop-draft-03An Amtrak station in Hillsborough, expanded bus service in Chapel Hill and Durham, and a 17.7-mile light rail project connecting major destinations in Durham and Orange counties are just a few transit proposals that residents can address in a comment period this month.

Durham and Orange counties, the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC), and GoTriangle have updated the counties’ transit plans at the request of the Federal Transit Administration and are seeking public comment until April 21. A series of public workshops on the plans begins Monday in both counties.  Find the plans online at ourtransitfuture.com/plans. Continue reading

7 Reasons to Consider a Telework Program

telework promoHappy Telework Week! Every year we like to celebrate the eco-friendly benefits of teleworking, how you can be a successful teleworker, and why employers should consider creating a telework program. To learn more about teleworking, check out our page: gotriangle.org/telework.

It’s a no-brainer that more teleworkers mean fewer people on the roads, reducing traffic and carbon emissions. But did you know that teleworkers are happier, more productive, and help save their employer a lot of money? Here are just seven of the many benefits of a telework program: Continue reading

A Congressional Visit | D-O LRT

photo-feb-06-9-50-11-amOn Monday, February 6, Congressman David Price and Congressman G. K. Butterfield took a bus tour along the proposed route of the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit (D-O LRT) project.

The tour ended with a news conference at North Carolina Central University (NCCU), a recent stop addition to D-O LRT, making it a 17.7-mile project with 18 stops.  Continue reading

GoTogether: The Exploris School

4-exploris-emissionsThe Exploris School is a charter school in downtown Raleigh and one of the first model STEM schools in North Carolina. With no bus services available for their students, they encourage parents to carpool or students to take the bus. These alternative options not only reduce carbon emissions but have encouraged independence in students.

Summer Clayton, executive director of The Exploris School, says, “We never want transportation to be a barrier for students that are able to get to Exploris and attend our school.” Continue reading