Research Triangle Park, NC (Feb. 13, 2018) – Gathering public input is always an important part of designing GoDurham bus service, and it’s time for residents to weigh in a third time on the agency’s Short-Range Transit Plan as it heads toward final approval.
First, GoDurham asked for general feedback to help it understand public priorities. Then, the agency sought comments on two service improvement scenarios.
Based on that feedback as well as on ridership and on-time performance data, planners developed a service recommendation that should improve on-time performance, eliminate confusing route patterns, add frequency including more routes with 15-minute all-day service and provide more direct service to popular destinations.
GoDurham wants to know what you think of the recommendations.
View the draft plan online and take a survey at godurhamtransit.org/transit-plan. You also can see the plans and fill out comment forms at Durham Station.
In addition, GoDurham is offering three opportunities to meet with transit planners and ask questions at Durham Station:
- 10 a.m. to noon Thursday.
- 10 a.m. to noon Friday.
- 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Specifically, the plan adds 9.3 miles of 15-minute all-day service, puts 12,700 more residents and jobs within a quarter-mile of that frequent service and puts 16,000 more residents and jobs within a quarter-mile of service that operates every 30 minutes or better.
The plan is intended to create a roadmap to guide improvements and growth across the network for the next five years.
Planners will present the draft recommendations to the Durham City Council for feedback Feb. 22. A final draft of the plan will be ready for review in April.