New Study Analyzes Affordable Housing Along Proposed Passenger Rail
The Greater Triangle Commuter Rail Project, included in both Wake and Durham counties’ transit plans, would run at least 37 miles from West Durham to Garner or Clayton through major employment areas, connecting to world-class universities and employment areas and increasing job and educational opportunities for everyone in the Triangle.
Why is a housing study of the rail line important?
Increasing the number of people who live near and regularly use this transit service - especially low and moderate-income residents who are more likely to depend on and use transit - benefits citizens, economic development, and the cost-effectiveness of public services. Therefore, it is imperative to analyze the commuter rail project's intersection with housing and identify actions to preserve and create affordable housing along the rail line's corridor, one mile on either side of the tracks.
The TJCOG Housing and Transportation teams' recently released study on affordable housing opportunities for the project assesses current opportunities for housing along the proposed transit, identifies locations where additional stops could benefit residents of affordable housing, and indicates performance measures to preserve these housing options.
Read the Executive Summary
Read the Full Report.
Learn more about the Greater Triangle Commuter Rail Project.