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Orange County Transit Plan Public Workshop - Chapel Hill

Ask County staff questions about the proposed transit plan!


Monday, April 23, 2012 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm


Extraordinary Ventures, 200 S. Elliot Rd., Chapel Hill.

Commissioners Consider Transit at First Meeting of New Year

Last night marked the first meeting of the Orange County Board of Commissioners this year and hopefully the first post in a push by OrangePolitics to take a deeper look at the board and its biweekly meetings. Since the board had not met in over a month, the agenda was quite crowded, but a few items are worth delving into.

Light Rail Routing Advocacy for Meadowmont

Last week, the Meadowmont Community Association (our homeowners' association) sent out a letter (a paper letter, via actual mail!) with the nominal purpose of informing residents of upcoming hearings before Town Council on the routing of the proposed light rail line. (For details on the issue, see my first blog post and my followup.) It omitted some important details however, so I wrote a response and emailed it around to some of my neighbors. I've posted it on my new single-issue website, and I'm reprinting it below. I hope everyone has a great 2012. — Geoffrey F. Green

DCHC MPO Public Hearing on Transit Alternatives Analysis

Blogged about here on OP:

 The Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC MPO) will conduct a public hearing on the rail transit Alternatives Analysis at its board meeting on January 11, 2012.   The meeting will be in the Committee Room on the second floor of Durham City Hall (101 City Hall Plaza, Durham, NC) at 9AM.  Citizens can sign in to request time to speak to the board, called the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC).

Citizens can also email their comments to , or post mail them to Andy Henry, Transportation Dept., 101 City Hall Plaza, Durham, NC 27701.  Comments will be accepted up to the time of the public hearing (January 11, 2012).

The TAC will likely vote on a Locally Preferred Alternative for the Durham-Orange county and the Durham-Wake county rail corridors at their subsequent meeting on February 8, 2012.

For additional information, see the DCHC MPO Web page at the following link, or contact Andy Henry, (919) 560-4366, x-36419, or


Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 9:00am


Committee Room (2nd Floor), Durham City Hall- 101 City Hall Plaza, Durham, NC

DCHC MPO sets public hearing on rail transit alternatives analysis January 11

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