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Posted by Bruce Siceloff on November 19, 2014
David D. King, who took charge of Triangle Transit in 2006 after the three-county agency’s first plan for regional rail transit fell apart, said Wednesday he is ready to retire.
King, 68, worked with local leaders to develop a long-range plan for rush-hour commuter trains, beefed-up local and regional bus fleets, and light-rail service. Durham and Orange now are designing a light-rail line between Chapel Hill and Durham, while Wake County leaders have just begun to update a trains-and-buses plan they ignored for nearly three years.
King said he will step down as general manager in mid-May, or as soon as his successor begins work.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on November 18, 2014
At three days of public meetings this week, Triangle Transit planners are asking residents for help in making a few decisions about a planned 17-mile light-rail line from UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill to Duke University and downtown Durham.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff - staff columnist on November 17, 2014
Gov. Pat McCrory credits an Urban Loop Acceleration Plan for starting the bulldozers on a Winston-Salem urban loop project, and he and DOT promote three kinds of borrowed money to advance loop construction, including more work on tolled sections of NC 540 around Raleigh.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on November 13, 2014
In the latest effort by Chapel Hill to persuade more drivers to stop for people walking across the street, the town is replacing the perpetually blinking lights on midblock crosswalks with new, bigger lights that will flash only when activated by pedestrians. One pedestrian was injured by a car Thursday at a crosswalk that will get the new lights.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on November 12, 2014
Drivers with NC Quick Pass transponders now can use them on toll roads and bridges in 17 states.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on November 10, 2014
At a public meeting Wednesday, NCDOT road planners will air their ideas for widening 3.5 miles of I-440 – the last four-lane section of the Beltline – and for unclogging several interchanges.