The Greater Triangle Commuter Rail feasibility study is conducting a survey to gather opinions on the implementation of a new commuter rail in the region. GoTriangle, the organization behind the project, is seeking feedback from the community to determine the best course of action for the proposed rail service.
The Greater Triangle Commuter Rail would provide a congestion-free transportation alternative for the region, which is expected to grow by more than a million people and a corresponding 1 million cars in the next 30 years. The study has considered three phases of implementation in the eastern, central, and western portions of the corridor.
The eastern portion would implement service from the Auburn Station in Garner to Raleigh Union Station, the central portion would implement service from Raleigh Union Station to the Ellis Road Station, and the western portion would implement service from the RTP Station to the West Durham Station. However, the western phase presents considerable challenges and a higher cost, leading to consideration for a later stage of implementation.
The survey is designed to gather information about the immediate need for each of the three phases, to help prioritize the construction process. The eastern portion would take about 8 years to complete, the central portion would take about 10 years, and the western portion would take about 12 years.
GoTriangle is seeking input from residents, businesses, and commuters to better understand their transportation needs and priorities. The results of the survey will play a critical role in determining the best way to move forward with the Greater Triangle Commuter Rail.
The Greater Triangle Commuter Rail offers a unique opportunity to improve transportation options in the region, and residents are encouraged to participate in the survey and share their opinions. The results will help shape the future of transportation in Cary, NC, and the surrounding areas. You can take the survey here.