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Residents board a GoTriangle bus going to downtown Durham. GoTriangle and the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC-MPO) are planning on applying for $1 billion of federal funding for a light rail once designs for the project are completed. Photo by Amanda Nappi. 

Light rail funding continues to stay on track

The light rail project in Orange County took a big step forward in late January when Wake County officials helped clear the way for the project to gain state funding. Now, the goal to have reliable, sustainable transportation between Durham and Orange counties seems to be striding closer to reality.