New bus services are coming for residents who live outside the Chapel Hill Transit service area.
Orange Public Transit and Triangle Transit are planning new bus services over the next five years in Orange County’s unincorporated areas. The changes are part of the Orange Bus and Rail Investment Plan, which the county commissioners approved in October 2012.
All routes are expected to be fare-free.
Orange County will host four public meetings in partnership with Triangle Transit (see below) and forward residents’ comments to the commissioners, who could formally adopt the five-year plan June 3.
Officials will be available at the meetings to address several proposed services:
A half-cent sales tax that voters approved in 2012 and an extra $7 county vehicle registration fee will pay for the changes. The state could start collecting an additional $3 vehicle registration fee to support Triangle Transit’s regional bus services in January.