Plans & Policies


One of the most vibrant, colorful, inventive, progressive and fun places to visit in North Carolina, Orange County attracts a wide variety of people. The Orange Transit Plan reflects an opportunity to move forward with transit services and projects that will shape the future of Orange County and the western part of the Triangle.

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

Improve mobility and transportation optoins

Big Move 2

Support improved capital facilities

Big Move 3

Encourage transit supportive land use

Big Move 4

Provide positive impacts on air quality

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

Improve bus service

Add new hours of bus service in both urban and rural Orange County, financially support the existing transit system, provide connections to destinations throughout the county, Alamance, Durham and Wake counties, and provide 34,000 hours of bus service.

Implement bus rapid transit

A bus rapid transit (BRT) project that provides more efficient and effective transit through the congested core of Chapel Hill, UNC and the UNC Medical Center.

Improve rider experience

New and improved bus stops with amenities such as benches and shelters. Access improvements such as sidewalks and trails.

Build intercity train station

A new intercity (Amtrak) train station in Hillsborough, linking northern Orange County to destinations throughout North Carolina and along the East Coast with fast passenger rail.

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