Commission discusses Triangle's light rail future

January 11, 2008 12:55:29 PM PST
A regional rail system that connects Triangle cities has not been ruled out, but Friday an advisory commission looked at other ways to improve transit.

The group hopes commuters will join them for the ride.

If you don't think the bus is your thing, the Special Transit Advisory Commission is hoping to change your mind. The Commission regrouped Friday to figure out where commuters are going and how they can get them there faster -- not only by bus, but also by train and streetcar.

The Commission wants to develop bus and train systems in places like Raleigh and Durham before eventually connecting the systems.

However, connecting the entire region would be very expensive, according to a Commission member.

So the group says the idea is to increase the rider ship with the buses already in use. The Commission believe that might make the future transit plans a success.

Commuters say they might consider riding the bus given the rising gas prices.


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