North Carolina: Duke University nixes Durham-Orange light rail

By Paul Conley, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; February 28, 2019

Duke University won’t allow a portion of a proposed 7.7-mile light-rail line to pass through its campus. The decision effectively kills the project.

““This is a major setback for the Durham and Orange county communities and the entire Triangle region,” said officials from GoTriangle, the agency tasked with building the $3.3 billion line that would link UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke, downtown Durham and N.C. Central University. Duke’s decision means the project will miss a federal deadline, almost certainly sinking the deal.

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