Transit & Rail

Alamance County Transit Authority (ACTA) Community Connectivity Plan (2018)

The ACTA Community Connectivity Plan is a five-year plan to document planned projects in Alamance County and what resources will be required to fund them, developed in coordination with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Public Transportation Division (PTD). ACTA operates demand response transit service in Alamance County. The plan was approved by the Alamance County Transportation Authority Board of Trustees in July 2018. These initiatives include improved service coordination between ACTA, PART, and Link Transit, updating regional transit plans, introducing Saturday service, increasing service in Graham, and increasing service to rural Alamance County communities. Noted disadvantages include cost of additional service and low population density.

Burlington Train Station Connectivity Study (2017)

This study analyzes how to improve the connectivity of all modes to the Burlington Train Station in order to attract riders. The study assessed obstacles to riding the train, identified potential rider markets, and coordinated with stakeholders to identify opportunities to improve connectivity. Final recommendations include exploring the possibility of a rail service app, creating dedicated parking for private transportation providers (e.g. Uber, taxi), and partnering with Elon University to market rail services to students.

Mebane Traffic Separation Study (2018)

The City of Mebane contracted a Traffic Separation Study (TSS) to evaluate vehicular, train, and pedestrian interactions at eight (8) at-grade roadway railroad crossings. The purpose of the TSS is to improve safety and mobility for all users at and surrounding these crossings. A needs assessment that identifies improvements, including the potential elimination of public at-grade crossings, was completed as part of this analysis. This study also supports the NCDOT Rail Division's focus on improving freight and passenger rail operations and quality of life impacts on local communities.