Transit Option Planning

The Durham Transit Plan will identify which bus and rail projects are funded from the transit sales tax over the next 20 years. The transit plan will provide over $1 billion local dollars to spend on transit improvements in Durham over the 20-year time span. About half of that funding will be used to continue operating bus service and making improvements that were part of the previous transit plan.

Currently, there are already some funds from the transit sales tax being spent. These investments will happen no matter what:

  • Improve all bus stops to be ADA accessible, install benches and shelters at some locations, and provide sidewalk connections.
  • Improve traffic signals and roads to help buses move faster through traffic along parts of Holloway Street and Fayetteville Street.
  • Continue the Youth GoPass program that allows passengers ages 13 to 18 to ride free.
  • Use technology that lets customers buy bus passes on their smart phones.

We need your help to decide how to spend the remaining $500 million. To decide how Durham will spend the remaining money, three transit options have been created based on feedback received from public engagement efforts in Fall 2019. Each of the three options address concerns from the first phase
of public outreach about the traveling around the county. With your input, elected and local government officials will make choices about how to best spend that money.

The Durham Transit Plan survey closed Friday, August 20, 2021. Check out this PowerPoint to learn more about the Durham Transit Plan.