Hillsborough Rail Station Plans

Last year, the Rail Station Task Force recommended the Collins Parcel in Hillsborough as the best place for a future Amtrak and commuter station for Orange County, which is one of only two counties along the North Carolina Railroad corridor statewide without passenger service today (Davidson County is the other). Conceptual plans for the station and transit-oriented development on the site were presented to a packed audience on March 31, 2010 at the Orange County Library.

It's Not Political But....

I'd like to remind everyone that Triangle Transit has some new route and schedule changes effective today as well as some fare changes.  In particular I'd like to point out that travel on Triangle Transit is now free for those 65 years or over and for those under 12.  So if you know of someone who might benefit from these free fares please mention it to them.  Also mention the useful trip planner available at

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous 2010.

Public Information Sessions on Long Range Transit Plan

The Town of Chapel Hill will hold a series of public information sessions to provide information and gather input on the final draft of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro 2035 Long Range Transit Plan. Sessions will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, and from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 in the Council Chamber of Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

The sessions will start with a short presentation from Town staff, and then the public will be invited to share their opinions. An electronic version of the plan is available at

Interested persons unable to attend the information sessions may submit comments by any of the following methods:

Email to
Call (919) 969-4900
Fax to (919) 968-2840
Mail to Chapel Hill Transit - Attention Long Range Transit Plan, 6900 Millhouse Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
All comments received by 5 p.m. Jan. 12, 2010, will become part of the official public forum record and will be considered by the Town.


Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm


Council Chamber of Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

The ReCYCLEry is Looking for a New Home

Hey all,

The ReCYCLEry is running out of time to find a new home.  We have been in discussions with the town of Chapel Hill and Carrboro, partner organizations, local businesses and private citizens, but don't have anything solid yet.  We are scheduled to move out of our temporary location at the end of the year and we have some options, but currently the options neither fulfill the need to be easily accessible in the community, nor have any potential permanence.

We've got a newly expanded and active board and are finally on a tight path to official non-profit status, but without a good home then neither of those have a great effect.  

Thanks for all the support you have given in the past, and thanks in advance for any suggestions or even seemingly far-fetched ideas you may contribute.  Please spread the word.  If you can help us, please contact us via or 919-533-9196.  We are posting updates at the following locations:


twitter: (Recyclery_nc)

Durham-Orange Friends of Transit organizing meeting

We need a strong grass roots effort for planning, education, and to get out the vote. To get the ball rolling, we are holding an organizational meeting of the Durham Orange Friends of Transit on November 4, 2009 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM at the Fellowship Hall at the Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 4907 Garrett Road in Durham.

At this meeting we will get a briefing on all that has happened recently, appoint a steering committee, decide on our strategic approach, set up subcommittees and get ready for the campaign to bring transit to the Triangle.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 1:45pm to 4:15pm


Eno River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 4907 Garrett Road in Durham.



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