Trouble for Transit in the Triangle

Siceloff, Bruce
November 2006
Planning;Nov2006, Vol. 72 Issue 10, p46
Trade Publication
The article offers information on the abandonment of the Triangle Transit Authority of a federal funding bid for a light-rail line serving Raleigh, Durham, and Research Triangle Park. With the rise of costs and projected ridership falling, TTA officials stated that they could not meet the Federal Transit Administration's standard for cost-effectiveness, which took effect in May 2005. Charles Meeker, mayor of Raleigh, had supported the project in the desire that it would improve mobility and focus the Triangle's growth.


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