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FTA approves rail line connecting N.C. universities to move forward

Posted on March 3, 2014

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The Federal Transit Administration authorized Triangle Transit to begin developing the region’s first new rail transit project since 2006, which will connect the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC) and East Durham, according to the News Observer.

The trains would run from UNC Hospitals east along N.C. 54 before eventually reaching Duke University Medical Center, Duke University, and downtown Durham to Alston Ave. near N.C. Central University.

An environmental impact statement is to be completed by February 2016, followed by three years of engineering work. For the full story, click here.

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