TTA's Commuter Rail Proposal In Hands Of Federal Government
Posted October 15, 2005 12:16 p.m. EDT
RALEIGH, N.C. — On Friday, the Triangle Transit Authority (TTA) took a major step in its effort to bring a commuter rail line to the Triangle area.
Project Overview Of TTA's Regional Rail Project
TTA officials handed over research to federal authorities that they hope makes the case for a 28-mile commuter rail system that would pass through Raleigh, Cary, Research Triangle Park and Durham. The project would cost $759 million.
The authorities will decide if the project will receive federal funding. If it does not qualify for federal funding, the project may be delayed for several years or scratched altogether. TTA officials planned to have several lines running by late 2008.