GoDurham Better Bus Project

Durham, North Carolina

The City of Durham Transportation Department seeks to evaluate transit access and service issues along GoDurham bus routes, recommend transit infrastructure improvements, and draft designs and cost estimates for selected transit improvements. The Better Bus Project includes six distinct projects that will bring bus stop access, safety, and reliability improvements to the GoDurham bus system such as sidewalks, crosswalks, bus stop passenger comfort amenities, and operational improvements. Three Oaks contributed to three primary aspects of the project:

  • Transit Planning – Three Oaks provided transit planning support for the Fayetteville Street and Holloway Street Transit Emphasis Corridors. Our team developed bus stop consolidation memos and contributed to bus stop improvement recommendations, Unified Development Ordinance updates, existing condition reports, and Better Bus Program recommendations.
  • Public Engagement – Three Oaks helped draft the equitable public engagement plan, project branding and messaging, and online/printed surveys. Three Oaks also co-facilitated stakeholder and community partner meetings, which helped shape equity-focused outreach strategies, and our in-house translation staff provided in-person and written Spanish translation services.
  • Traffic Analysis and Modeling – Three Oaks developed the 2020 no-build traffic analysis, which included volume development, a Synchro model for over 20 signalized intersections, and a summary of the measures of effectiveness to support the Durham Station Transit Emphasis Zone Study.
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Spanish Language assistance at an outreach event

Wake Bus Rapid Transit (BRT): New Bern Avenue BRT Project

Raleigh, North Carolina

The City of Raleigh proposes to add 5.1 miles of BRT service along New Bern Avenue to connect the Raleigh Central Business District to WakeMed Hospital Raleigh Campus and New Hope Road. Three Oaks helped prepare the Documented Categorical Exclusion to support the preliminary design. The work included developing technical memoranda and analyses, including the natural resources technical report, preliminary jurisdictional determination, visual impact assessment, and public parkland/Section 4(f)/Section 6(f) assessment; and providing agency coordination support, LEP outreach, and Spanish translation. During final design, Three Oaks will assist with environmental compliance and permitting.

Spanish translation of project handout
Project handout translated into Spanish
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Example Report prepared for the project

Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS): Silver Line Light Rail Project

Charlotte, North Carolina

CATS proposes to add approximately 26 miles of light rail service between the City of Belmont, Uptown Charlotte, and Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) Levine campus in Matthews. Three Oaks is assisting with the planning and environmental analyses necessary to support the NEPA Study, including traffic analyses, natural systems, water resources, visual resources, public parklands, displacements and relocations technical reports, and evaluation of alternatives.

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