Triangle Area Rural Planning Workshop and Survey


Friday, April 26, 2013 - 9:00am to 12:00pm


Southern Human Services Center, 2501 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill
Orange County Public Transportation is inviting residents to attend a half-day workshop for the Triangle Area Rural Planning Organization (TARPO) Locally Coordinated Human Service Public Transportation Plan. The workshop will take place from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26, at the County's Southern Human Services Center in Chapel Hill.

The workshop will focus on the needs of rural Chatham and Orange Counties as a part of the larger TARPO region, and will be facilitated by RPO staff with assistance from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the local transit service agencies. This plan will not focus on the urban transit services provided by Chapel Hill Transit or Triangle Transit, but will instead be focused on the more rural services provided by Chatham Transit Network and Orange Public Transportation.

The recommendations that come out of this workshop will be incorporated into the Locally Coordinated Human Service Public Transportation Plan for the region and will identify the specific areas of need for individuals with disabilities, older adults, and persons with low incomes; to propose strategies for meeting these needs; and to prioritize public transportation services to meet these needs.

The public is invited to complete a survey that will be used to provide information for the Locally Coordinated Plan. The survey is available online at or at For more information, please call Matt Day, TARPO senior planner, at 919.558.9397 or send an e-mail to


What is the deal with having "public" meetings in the middle of day? Who do they think can come this, or do they even care? I always think of some staff member checking off a box for required community outreach when I see things like this.


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