On Tuesday, GoTriangle, our regional transit agency, gave a presentation to the Durham County Commissioners on its latest feasibility study for commuter rail in the Triangle. The study, which cost $9 million, was intended to build support for building a commuter rail line through the heart of the Research Triangle, beginning in West Durham and […]
How long does it take to cross a street in Chapel Hill?
Longer than it takes to cook, and eat a grilled cheese sandwich, apparently! This piece was written by Tab Combs and John Rees. Imagine sitting at a red light and someone comes up and says, ‘you can’t go until I’ve had time to make myself a sandwich.’ Ridiculous, right? So why would we ever assume […]
Street Permit Parking Reform Comes To Chapel Hill
At present, the Town of Chapel Hill spends millions of dollars a year to subsidize parking downtown, millions that could be better spent on ending homelessness, supporting affordable housing, building a splash pad, completing a greenway, funding more bus service, or a dozen other things.
Howard & Lillian Lee Honored by Chapel Hill Transit on Juneteenth
Today, June 20, 2022, Chapel Hill Transit (CHT) along with the Towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Orange County observed the Juneteenth holiday by celebrating the naming of The Howard & Lillian Lee Transit Operations Facility at 6900 Millhouse Road in Chapel Hill. The event featured moving remarks from local elected officials, […]
Lunch Links: Monday June 20, 2022
Hello! Today the Chapel Hill Transit operations facility was renamed in honor of former state Senator and Chapel Hill Mayor Howard Lee and his wife Lillian. Lee pushed for Chapel Hill Transit to be formed in 1974. Watch Mayor Lee and Chapel Hill Transit Director Brian Litchfield discuss the origins of Chapel Hill Transit Listen […]
A metro rail for the Triangle: What could it be?
Michael designed a draft fantasy map for the Triangle region — with ways to connect much of RTP.