Plans & Policies


Durham’s unique mix of rich history, pioneering achievements and diverse culture has put the city on the map as one of the best places to live and do business in the United States. The Durham Transit Plan uses voter-approved investments to make sure the city and county of Durham continue to grow as a connected, strong and vibrant community.

To accomplish the overarching investment goals for plan implementation, all Durham Transit program planning efforts support the goals defined as the Four Big Moves.

Big Move 1

Connect to Jobs

Big Move 2

Connect to education

Big Move 3

Expand transit capacity

Big Move 4

Improve regional connections

In order to make these goals possible, the plan will:

Improve bus service and rider experience

  • Improve service throughout the city
  • Invest in a frequent service network along key transit corridors
  • Improve demand-response services in rural parts of the county
  • Develop new park-and-ride lots
  • Invest in new and improved bus stops
  • Install more benches, shelters and real-time vehicle information

Implement commuter rail transit

CRT will use existing railroad tracks to provide comfortable passenger service that allows riders to relax or work on their way to key destinations. The line would run 37 miles from Garner to downtown Raleigh, N.C. State University, Cary, Morrisville and the Research Triangle Park continuing to Durham.  The plan calls for:

  • Providing up to eight trips in each direction during peak hours
  • Running one to two trips each way during midday and evening hours
  • Leveraging the bus network to connect riders with key destinations such as RDU Airport

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