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Monday, February 02, 2009


City bus system managers are catching a little heat over their decision to drop a spur that linked Merrick-Moore Elementary School to the Durham Area Transit Authority's Route 3.

Merrick-Moore principal Gregory McKnight recently asked DATA trustees to reinstate the connection so parents without cars could more easily reach the school to meet with teachers.

System managers, with the trustees' support, dropped the spur this fall because few people were using it and it was causing Route 3 buses to run late.

But its abandonment left the closest bus stop seven-tenths of a mile away from Merrick-Moore, McKnight said. People getting off there have to walk along Cheek Road, which lacks sidewalks along a key stretch.

Durham sold the 1996 bond issue to us by promising to build sidewalks with the money along at least one side of every major thoroughfare in town. That's almost 13 years ago.

How's that working out?



  • It's not working out very well... Which begs the question, where did all of that money go?

    By Blogger SteveG, at 12:00 PM  

  • who cares about northeast durham? that's too far from downtown and duke, right?

    By Blogger Jeff, at 12:29 PM  

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