News | November 15, 2011

Citizens Vote ‘Yes’ for Transit in the Triangle

Citizens in Durham County cast a yea vote for clean and efficient transportation in the Triangle area, passing a new sales tax to support improved bus service, light rail service to Chapel Hill, and intercity rail service to Raleigh. Two years ago, SELC helped secure passage of state legislation authorizing localities to hold such referenda, and we worked with the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce and the Triangle Transit Authority to promote this measure. Wake and Orange Counties must also pass referenda to approve the half-cent sales tax, which is expected to provide more than $17 million annually for bus and rail investments.