Ken Larsen's web site - DOLRT downtown Durham section

      

Here's a map of the proposed downtown Durham section of the Durham-Orange light rail route:  

 

 

The longer tunnel will be approximately a third of a mile in length.

Some preliminary cost estimates:

Source: GoTriangle

Concerns

 

Costs for the DOLRT have exploded.  The aforementioned tunnels have only recently (4Q2018) been proposed, and the preliminary cost estimates are likely well below their actual costs.  Where will the money come from?  In my opinion, money will have to moved from other budget line items ... like schools, greenways, buses, and affordable housing ... or, taxes will have to be raised significantly. 

 

The tunnels were proposed, because downtown business owners finally woke up and realized all the traffic turmoil that DOLRT's at-grade crossings would have on their business district. 

 

In my opinion, DOLRT should be scuttled.  [details]

 

 

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