Chapel Hill Tavern Talks 2020 Begin!

First in a series of Tavern discussions take place beginning…

THIS Thursday, February 2, 2012           7:00 PM – 8:30 PM!

Kildare’s (206 West Franklin Street) AND West End Wine Bar (450 West Franklin Street)

Make sure to weigh in on the future of Chapel Hill and all that you see it being!

For questions please call 968 -2728.

Bus and Rail Investment Plans – Open House Public Meetings

DURHAM and ORANGE COUNTIES:

The proposed Durham and Orange Counties Bus and Rail Investment plans address the need for enhanced public transportation in the Triangle to serve its growing populations as well as provide opportunities for low-to-moderate income families to get to work, educational opportunities, and other cities in the region. The plans outline the variety of revenue sources necessary to support the proposed light rail, commuter rail, and expanded local and regional bus services.

Open house sessions for residents to learn more about these proposed plans are scheduled at the following locations:

  • June 7, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Southwest Library, 3605 Shannon Rd., Durham
  • June 8, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Holton Career and Resource Center’s Senior Room, Second Floor, 401 N. Driver St., Durham
  • June 14, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill
  • June 15, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. – North Regional Library, 221 Milton Rd., Durham
  • June 16, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Orange County Library, 137 W. Margaret Ln., Hillsborough

A short presentation will be given periodically at each open house session and staff will be available to discuss the proposed plans on a one-on-one basis with the public.

Residents who are unable to attend the open house sessions are encouraged to view the proposed investment plan for Durham on the DCHC MPO website at http://www.dchcmpo.org.

Residents may submit comments by e-mail until June 17 to comments@dchcmpo.org/

For more information about the proposed investment plans, visit the DCHC MPO website at www.dchcmpo.org or contact Andy Henry at (919) 560-4366, ext. 36419.

Chapel Hill Transit Seeks Public Input for Proposed Service Adjustments

Chapel Hill Transit (CHT) will hold a series of public input sessions on its proposed service adjustments for fiscal year 2011-12. The sessions will be held:

Wednesday, June 1
Chapel Hill Town Hall
Council Chambers
405 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Served by G, N, NU, NS and T Routes

Tuesday, June 7
UNC Hospitals
NC Cancer Hospital Terrace
Main Floor near Starbucks
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Served by most CHT Routes

Carrboro Elementary School Auditorium
400 Shelton Street
Carrboro, NC 27510
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Served by CW Route

Wednesday, June 8
UNC Campus
The Pit – Outside entrance to Student Union
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Served by most CHT Routes

Chapel Hill Town Hall
Council Chambers
405 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Served by G, N, NU, NS and T Routes

These sessions are designed to inform the public of the proposed service adjustments and to obtain public input that will be considered by CHT before the proposed adjustments are finalized.

Please click here for more information about the information sessions.

Workshop on Expanded Bus and Rail Options

Third Round of Workshops on Expanded Bus and Rail Options Begin March 22
Triangle Citizens Invited to Share Feedback Following Evaluation of Transit Corridors

WHAT: The last series of public workshops providing Triangle citizens with an opportunity to share input on the alternative analysis process as part of the Triangle Regional Transit Program (TRTP) will start on March 22. The TRTP includes proposed options for rail and expanded bus service in the region. The series of seven workshops in Wake, Durham and Orange counties will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Note time change: The session scheduled for Monday, March 28, in Raleigh will be from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. The workshops are part of a federally prescribed alternatives analysis required by the Federal Transit Administration.

WHO: Triangle Transit and the region’s two planning organizations and bus service providers are leading the Triangle Regional Transit Program.

WHEN:

Raleigh– Tuesday, March 22
Triangle Town Center, First Floor (Next to Dillard’s)
4 p.m.-7p.m.

Durham– Wednesday, March 23
Durham Station Transportation Center, 515 W. Pettigrew St.
4 p.m.-7 p.m.

Chapel Hill– Thursday, March 24
Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Dr. (Redbud Room)
4 p.m.-7 p.m.

Raleigh– Monday, March 28
Mt. Peace Baptist Church, 1601 MLK Jr. Blvd.
6 p.m.-9 p.m. (NOTE TIME CHANGE)

Cary– Tuesday, March 29
Bond Park Senior Center, 120 Maury O’Dell Pl. off High House Road
4 p.m.-7p.m.

Raleigh– Thursday, March 30
McKimmon Conference Center, NC State University, 1101 Gorman St.
4 p.m.-7 p.m.

Research Triangle Park– Wednesday, March 31
Research Triangle Park Foundation, 6 Davis Dr.
4 p.m.-7p.m.

CONTACT: Ayana Hernandez
Fleishman-Hillard Communications
919-334-3781 or ayana.hernandez@fleishman.com
Brad Schulz
Triangle Transit
919-485-7434 or bschulz@triangletransit.org

**For more information, please visit http://www.ourtransitfuture.com, and interact with the Triangle Regional Transit Program on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/ourtransitfuture and Twitter http://twitter.com/TheTRTP. **
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Complete Streets Workshop on Nov. 17

Complete Streets in Chapel Hill, a community information session and workshop, will be held at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the Council Chamber of Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

The Town of Chapel Hill workshop will use some fun activities to share and receive ideas on how best to incorporate Complete Streets principles and practices into the Town’s activities. Complete streets are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities must be able to safely move along and across a complete street. Creating complete streets means addressing issues such as traffic calming, street design, landscaping, lighting and utilities to better enable safe access for all users.

Town staff participated in a Complete Streets workshop in April to learn more about Charlotte’s experiences and how their lessons could apply in our community. Staff then began exploring how current policies and standards can support and inform a Complete Streets policy for Chapel Hill.

The goal of the workshop will be to share information and to begin understanding what priorities the community has for the various elements of complete streets in Chapel Hill.

Can you attend the workshop?

What: Complete Streets Workshop
When: Nov. 17, 2010
Time: 5:15-6:15 p.m.
Where: Council Chamber, Town Hall

Would you like to learn more?

www.completestreets.org
www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complete_streets
www.planning.org/research/streets/index.htm (has podcast)