The Burlington-Graham Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is studying opportunities to better coordinate and expand transit service through the Regional Transit Feasibility Study. This study will also look at ways to improve regional transit access to nearby destinations like Greensboro, Durham, and Chapel Hill. It will consider equitable and innovative approaches to providing transit service, assess multimodal connections, reduce service duplication, determine cost-effective ways to enhance service, evaluate safety performance targets and measures, and develop funding recommendations. With limited available transit funding, understanding tradeoffs and priorities for service improvements will be central to the project.
This study is being developed by the BGMPO with support from partners at GoTriangle, Alamance County Transportation Authority (ACTA), Orange County Public Transportation, LINK Transit, and Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART). It is supported by funding from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Integrated Mobility Division.
Community members are invited to join this virtual meeting to share your experience riding transit in our region today, challenges with the existing system, and ideas for future improvements. This interactive, virtual meeting will last 1 hour and will be hosted via Zoom at the link below. If possible, we recommend joining online so you can view presentation materials. An option to join by phone is also available. More information can be found below. It will be held on Tuesday, August 24th from 6 - 7 pm. We also have an in-person meeting Thursday October 26th from 4 - 7 pm.
Online Community Survey
The BGMPO launched an online community survey to inform the study. The survey was live July 24 to August 27 and is available at surveymonkey.com/r/BGMPOTransit. Participants responded to questions about locations they would like to access by transit improvements that would enhance their traveling experience, and how they would prioritize investments given budget constraints.
The Burlington-Graham Metropolitan Planning Organization (BGMPO) is studying ways to improve transit operations throughout the region that includes all of Alamance County and portions of Guilford and Orange Counties (insert BGMPO Boundary Map). As part of the planning process, BGMPO sought community input from key stakeholders and the public on challenges using existing local and express transit service and priorities for future improvements through surveys and community meetings. The resulting Existing Conditions report sets the stage for developing a data-driven approach to service and funding recommendations for the final report.
This Existing Conditions Report is the first major step in the development of the Regional Transit Feasibility Study. The Existing Conditions report analyzes and summarizes demographic, commuting trends, transit ridership trends, equity, governance, funding and other existing conditions with the goal of helping the community understand the issues and opportunities of our regional transit systems. This analysis will be used to support the planning and community engagement process conducted during development of the Regional Transit Feasibility Study.
Existing Condition Report
Any member of the public requiring translations or special accommodations of any kind are requested to contact the BGMPO, firstname.lastname@example.org, at least seven (7) business days before a scheduled meeting. The BGMPO will make every reasonable accommodation to ensure inclusive public involvement.
Public Meeting #2
Tuesday, October 24th at 6 - 7pm
Drop by an open house at Burlington Paramount Theater on
Thursday, October 26th any time from 4 - 7 pm