Who’s Involved in the Transit Plan

Learn about the teams, organizations, and coordination going in to creating the new Durham Transit Plan

Who is involved? 

Everyone! This is a community-centered process. We want to hear about your values and priorities. We will revisit our engagement strategies to make sure we are reaching all residents. Inviting everyone’s input is crucial to a successful plan. Those groups include:  

Public

We want to hear from all members of our community. Guided by the Public Engagement Plan, we will engage members of communities that have been underrepresented in government processes.  

Engagement Ambassadors

This is a group of residents connected to parts of our community that staff may not be able to successfully engage. They are engaging underrepresented communities to make sure they are included in the process and that their voices are heard. This group receives a stipend for their work. The work of these Ambassadors was the most successful part of initial engagement on the Comprehensive Plan and Transit Plan.  

Durham Transit Team Staff

Local government staff are serving on the leadership, outreach, and technical committees. 

  • Leadership TeamOversee and provide guidance through the plan’s development 
  • Outreach Committee  Develop materials and surveys to create awareness of the engagement process within the community. This team provides guidance on how to achieve widespread, representative, and equitable community involvement.  
  • Technical Committee – Provide technical expertise in the development of Transit Plan.  
Stakeholders and Focus Groups 

The Durham Transit Plan team will conduct targeted engagement with various groups through meetings and interviews to inform specific aspects of the plan. These groups include:

  • community groups
  • local businesses
  • neighborhood organizations
  • education groups including local schools and universities
  • religious institutions
  • medical institutions
  • non-profits

We will maintain consistent communication and collaboration with these groups to promote understanding and support for the final transit plan.   

Elected Officials

An agreement adopted in 2013 gives three bodies final authority for the plan: the Durham County Board of Commissioners, the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro (DCHC) Metropolitan Planning Organization Board, and the GoTriangle Board of Trustees. These groups receive quarterly reports on the progress of the plan’s development.