Topics: Traffic and transportation

Looking for a ride? GoTransit is going free for a day

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GoTransit will offer free rides Thursday as a part of Try Transit Week — an initiative to increase ridership in the Triangle.  


County commissioners approve Durham-Orange Light Rail Project

After much debate, the Orange County Board of Commissioners approved the GoTriangle Durham-Orange Light Rail Project Thursday night.


Hillsborough set to improve downtown accessibility and safety

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The town of Hillsborough just started a project to make downtown safer and more accessible for pedestrians.


Residents argue pros and cons of Orange County Transit Plan at Commissioners meeting

Orange County Commissioners met Tuesday in Chapel Hill to hear public input on the draft of the Orange County Transit Plan. Commissioners will vote on the plan April 27.


Part of South Greensboro Street to be closed for 60 days during pipe replacement

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Starting today, a stretch of South Greensboro Street between Main Street and Merritt Mill Road in Carrboro will be closed for 60 days while the N.C. Department of Transportation replaces the undersized storm drainpipe beneath the road.


Carrboro on board with light rail project despite funding concerns

Carrboro and much of Orange County will not have stops on the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project. 


Chapel Hill looks to replace aging buses with newer models

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The town of Chapel Hill is moving forward in updating its aging fleet of Carolina blue transit buses. 


Local artists design colorful crosswalks to improve safety in town

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New colorful crosswalks designed by local artists are coming to five locations in Chapel Hill — hoping to increase pedestrian visibility.


N.C. lawmakers seek federal designation for Greenville highway

U.S. Representatives from North Carolina requested the Federal Highway Administration approve the designation of a Greenville highway as a high priority corridor and future interstate in a Nov. 7 letter.


State drunken driving program makes 605 arrests over Halloween weekend

The ghouls, ghosts and goblins were not the only scary thing out on Halloween weekend.


Plans for Orange County light rail still undecided

Orange County is developing plans for a light rail system, but the actual implementation is still years away.


Emergency steam tunnel repair will last on Skipper Bowles until January

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A segment of Skipper Bowles Drive will be closed until early January to complete emergency repairs on a steam tunnel leak. Until construction is complete, the CM, N, RU and U buses will be rerouted.


Q&A with Raleigh designer who created fictional subway system map

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Raleigh resident Nicholas Sailer debuted his project, a fictional map of a subway system for Raleigh called Raleigh City Subway, in August.


Law makes biking safer in North Carolina

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Thanks to a newly implemented North Carolina law, cyclists and motorists may finally have the space to settle their differences.


North Carolina runs dry as gas company plans to restart pipeline

After a week of gas shortages and rising fuel prices across the south, North Carolinians and Southerners will soon feel relief at the pump.


RDU airport sees an increase in firearms in carry-on luggage

The Transportation Security Administration announced at a press conference on Tuesday the number of illegal items found in carry-on luggage has increased by 68 percent at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport.


Traffic fatalities rise between 2014 and 2015 statewide and nationally

Traffic fatalities in North Carolina increased by 7.4 percent between 2014 and 2015, mirroring the largest increase nationally in nearly 50 years, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report.


Chapel Hill Transit looks into revamping bus stops

On any given day, hundreds of Chapel Hill and Carrboro residents rely on Chapel Hill Transit to get them to and from work, school and businesses.


Electric buses to be reconsidered by Chapel Hill Town Council

Chapel Hill Town Council will reconsider the possibility of electric buses as a way to reduce emissions.


Federal Transit Administration approves engineering of Chapel Hill-Durham light rail

A light rail transit project is expected to connect UNC Hospitals and Durham by the year 2026.