DURHAM, N.C. — The News&Observer reports that the FTA approved the addition of a station at N.C. Central University (NCCU) as part of the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project.
With the station at NCCU, the 17.7-mile rail line will stretch from UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill to NCCU in Durham, connecting three major universities. The entire rail line is expected to support about 26,880 passenger trips per day by 2040.
The approval followed an environmental assessment and public comment period on the proposed extension. For the full story, click here.