A key deadline is looming for the Durham-Orange light rail project. Officials at GoTriangle have until Thursday, Feb. 28, to sign cooperative agreements with Duke University and two railroad companies. To date, Duke has not yet agreed to donate land needed to run the rail line through downtown Durham.
Duke officials raised concerns last November that the rail line could interfere with patient care and emergency access to the Duke University Medical Center.
Supporters say it’s possible to address these concerns after the February deadline to qualify for federal funding.