Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Oriented Demand Study


GoTriangle Transit Authority


Services: Transportation Planning

Parking Consulting

Completion Date: March 2018

Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Oriented Demand Study

Durham and Chapel Hill
North Carolina

Walter P Moore is part of the Gateway Planning team performing a Transit Oriented Demand (TOD) study for a planned light rail train facility in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina. The light rail will connect three major universities - Duke University, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, and North Carolina Central University. The LRT alignment extends for over 18 miles from Downtown Durham into the UNC – Chapel Hill campus, with 18 individual stations along the route. The team is charged with developing a comprehensive, market-based framework for guiding TOD-style development in each of the future station areas. Walter P Moore is responsible for the analysis of the multimodal transportation networks at each of the future station areas and providing context sensitive solutions for all modes of transportation including pedestrians, cyclists, local bus riders, regional bus riders, and auto users. Walter P Moore is also preparing a parking plan and utilities plan for each of the future station areas. The project has a combination of local funding as well as funding from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The project is currently advancing through the FTA New Starts Process.