Tired of Driving, Take the Train!

Developers have unveiled plans for a new light rail system connecting Orange and Durham counties (with Wake still working out details given the complexity of adding the capital county). The project is quoted to be complete in the next 10 years, with 15 planned stops between the major hospitals in the two initial counties.

Major urban centers around the country (and the world) enjoy similar light-rail train systems as a means of mass public transport already, this will be the first of it’s scale in North Carolina. As any commuter already knows, I-40’s path through the Triangle is regularly congested at the “rush” hours during the week and this plan will give residents a chance to avoid the hassles of sitting in daily traffic. 

What do you all think of the move to expand public transportation systems in North Carolina (or the country in general)? Would you pass up your car keys for a transit pass on your daily commute? Tell us in the comments below or on Twitter/Facebook. Not everything real estate is in a house after all.

Check out the WRAL news article on the plan here: http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/11059619/