Orange County, in partnership with Triangle Transit, is seeking public input on bus routes for cross-county service from Mebane to Durham (through Efland and Hillsborough), shuttle service from Cedar Grove to Hillsborough, and the Hillsborough Circulator bus. Sessions will be held in Mebane, Efland, Cedar Grove and Hillsborough. Since bus service to White Cross is not included in first year plans, no sessions will be held in Bingham Township.
This is an important opportunity for rural residents, especially those in Efland and Cedar Grove, to influence bus service in the rural community. For meeting locations, dates and times, please see the press release below.
Thank you for your support to Orange County Voice and the rural community.
Press Release from Orange County
Abigaile Pittman, AICP
Transportation/Land Use Planner
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
ORANGE COUNTY TO HOST SERIES OF PUBLIC OUTREACH MEETINGS ON
BUS TRANSIT SERVICES
ORANGE COUNTY, NC (July 22, 2013)-The Orange County Planning Department in partnership with Triangle Transit will host a series of public outreach meetings to discuss options for new, expanded and existing bus services outlined in the Orange County Bus and Rail Investment Plan.
Bus routes for public input will include rural service routes, regional service routes and the Hillsborough Circulator. The public can share comments and ask questions during the following public outreach meetings:
Date/Time Meeting Locations
August 5, 2013 Fairview Community Policing Center 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Fairview Park,
501 Rainey Avenue, Hillsborough
August 8, 2013 Northern Human Services Center, cafeteria,
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Cedar Grove Park, 5800 NC Hwy. 86
August 13, 2013 Efland-Cheeks Community Center
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 117 Richmond Road, Efland
August 14, 2013 Mebane Arts and Community Center
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m . 633 Corregidor St., Mebane
The purpose of the outreach is to answer questions, such as Who should these services be designed for? Where do people want to go? When do people want to make these trips? and How often should services be provided?
Answers to these questions will assist Orange County in the design of future services.
The meetings will be conducted in an "Open House" format, so members of the public can feel free to arrive at their leisure. A presentation may be made a couple of times during the course of the evening to best accommodate attendees.
Information regarding these public outreach meetings will also be posted online at http://triangletransit.org/news/ and http://orangecountync.gov/planning/index.asp
For directions or more information, please contact Abigaile Pittman, AICP, Transportation/Land Use Planner, Planning and Inspections Department, at 919.245.2567.