GoTriangle recently announced a series of refinements to the Durham-Orange Light Rail project at an Orange County Board of Commissioners meeting on Nov. 1. The changes encompass a variety of subjects, like financial, social and technical issues.
The Durham-Orange Light Rail is a multi-billion dollar project presented by GoTriangle that would run 17.7 miles between UNC Hospitals and Durham.
Together, the Federal Transit Administration and GoTriangle published a Supplemental Environmental Assessment that highlighted the “proposed refinements” to the project and the potential impacts of these changes.
The assessment said the purpose of the plan refinements was to “enhance mobility, increase connectivity and promote future development.” It also outlines what has changed in every area and the reason behind the specific proposal.
“The Supplemental Environmental Assessment is to look at all of the refinements and changes that have taken place since the record of decision on the Environmental Impact Statement that came out in 2016,” John Tallmadge, the GoTriangle project director, said in the meeting.