Input Sought: New Bus Routes from Orange County to Duke

Triangle Transit hosting four outreach meetings for residents

Triangle Transit is looking to enhance its public transit offerings and is seeking feedback from Triangle residents.

Beginning next week, Triangle Transit will host four public outreach meetings to discuss new transit services to cover new portions of Orange County in Mebane, Efland and Hillsborough. The transit group is looking to add a peak-hour express route from Hillsborough to Duke, potentially as early as August. Eventually, the route would expand further west to the Efland and Mebane areas in 2015.

Orange County is the third-most populated county for Duke employees. About 4,600 faculty and staff live there and almost 2,100 employees live in the three municipalities that will be directly impacted by the new routes.

In addition to a new morning and evening express route, proposals will also include mid-day service. If approved, the mid-day routes could start as early as August.

Faculty and staff interested in attending a public meeting to discuss the new routes can come to these meetings:

Cedar GroveMay 19, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Northern Human Services Center cafeteria

MebaneMay 21, 5:30 to 7 p.m.Mebane Council Chambers

HillsboroughMay 22, 5:30 to 7 p.m.Town of Hillsborough Town Barn

EflandMay 28, 5:30 to 7 p.m.Efland-Cheeks Community Center 

A full list of details on the meetings and proposals can be found on the Triangle Transit website. Comments on the proposed routes may also be emailed to: OCBUSPLAN@orangecountync.gov or by voicemail at (919) 245-2336.