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1 <br /> ORANGE COUNTY <br /> BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: March 10, 2020 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 8-j <br /> SUBJECT: Agreements for Right-of-Way Encroachments on Primary and Secondary <br /> Highways — Bus Shelters <br /> DEPARTMENT: Planning and Inspections <br /> ATTACHMENT(S): INFORMATION CONTACT: <br /> 1. Map of Shelter Locations Tom Altieri, 919-245-2579 <br /> 2. Encroachment Agreement among NCDOT, Steven Arndt, 919-245-2658 <br /> Orange County and Town of Hillsborough for Craig Benedict, 919-245-2592 <br /> Three Shelters Theo Letman, 919-245-2007 <br /> 3. Encroachment Agreement among NCDOT, <br /> Orange County and Town of Chapel Hill for One <br /> Shelter <br /> PURPOSE: To approve Right-of-Way Encroachment Agreements for Non-Utility <br /> Encroachments on Primary and Secondary Highways authorizing Orange County, on behalf of <br /> Orange County Public Transportation, to enter into agreements with the North Carolina <br /> Department of Transportation (NCDOT) for the installation of four (4) bus shelters at existing <br /> bus stops. Three bus stops are in Hillsborough and one bus stop is in Chapel Hill. <br /> BACKGROUND: In 2012, the Board of Commissioners along with the Durham-Chapel Hill <br /> Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization and GoTriangle adopted Orange County's first <br /> comprehensive Transit Plan. This Plan was funded using a newly adopted Article 43 Half-Cent <br /> Sales Tax, and it included investments in new and expanded bus service, bus stop <br /> improvements, new capital infrastructure projects such as the Chapel Hill North-South Bus <br /> Rapid Transit Project and the Hillsborough Train Station. <br /> In November 2019, the Board of Commissioners approved a planning framework to update the <br /> Transit Plan. While the updated Plan will outline transit investment priorities through 2040, there <br /> are several existing bus capital projects, such as bus shelters, that were included in the original <br /> plan and are committed projects that continue to proceed. Orange County Public Transportation <br /> (OCPT) bus stop sites that have been targeted for bus shelters include (map provided <br /> at Attachment 1): <br /> 1. Faucette Mill Road at Cornelius Street (US 70); <br /> 2. North Churton Street (NC-86) at Hillsborough Police Station; <br /> 3. New NC 86 South Bound at Home Depot; and <br /> 4. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard at Homestead Road (Chapel Hill) <br /> These stops service more than one OCPT route including the Hillsborough Circulator and <br /> Orange-Chapel Hill Connector as well as GoTriangle and Chapel-Hill Transit routes. <br />