Orange County commissioners were briefed on benefits of the regional light rail transit and bus plan during a work session Tuesday night. Commissioners heard from county and Triangle Transit staff and Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt about the plan, including the preferred route of a light rail train, called the "locally preferred alternative" and how Chapel Hill has included transit in its land use plans.
Commissioners said they hope to put a half-cent transit tax referendum on the ballot in the November. They did not set a date for a vote, but it would have to be by May, to put it on a November ballot, said Commissioner Chairwoman Bernadette Pelissier. Commissioners also plan to hold public hearings in the two ends of the county.