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1 <br /> ORANGE COUNTY <br /> BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: Sept 19, 2023 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 8-c <br /> SUBJECT: Orange County Transportation Priorities — Amended Resolution <br /> DEPARTMENT: Orange County Transportation Services (OCTS) <br /> ATTACHMENT(S): INFORMATION CONTACT: <br /> 1. April 18, 2023 BOCC Approval Nishith Trivedi, Transportation Director, <br /> 2. Amended Resolution 919-245-2007 <br /> PURPOSE: To consider adding an approved multimodal transfer center to the County's <br /> transportation priority resolution for State Prioritization of Transportation (SPOT). <br /> BACKGROUND: At the April 18, 2023 Business meeting, the Orange County Board of <br /> Commissioners approved a Centralized Multimodal Transportation Center in Hillsborough <br /> (Attachment 1). Since that approval as a County priority, Orange County Transportation Services <br /> (OCTS) staff has been working with partners to advance this project. Some of these efforts <br /> include: <br /> • Working with Hillsborough staff to define the County facility on Town property in <br /> coordination with regional and statewide transit providers including rail as part of the <br /> Town's train station. <br /> • North Carolina Department of Transportation for state and federal investment through the <br /> State's Transit Facility Feasibility Study, started April 2023 <br /> • Coordinating with Go Triangle through its Short Range Transit Plan update <br /> • Go Triangle and County submitted the project for SPOT 7 scoring, <br /> o Transit: Regional Impact— As part of Durham and Orange County fixed route <br /> o Rail: Regional Impact—As independent multimodal transfer center transit/rail/bike/ped. <br /> • Orange County Short Range Transit Plan for project development and state and federal <br /> funding. <br /> • Identifying other planning and funding opportunities through Orange County Transit Plan <br /> and the Bi-partisan Infrastructure Bill. <br /> The Orange County Transportation Advisory Service (TAS) and Orange Unified Transportation <br /> Board (OUTBoard) recommended approval at their January 2023 meetings respectively. <br /> However, this project was not included in the signed resolution as approved by BOCC on April <br /> 18, 2023. The attached resolution seeks amendment with the following inclusion (Attachment 2): <br /> #24. Regional Multimodal Transportation Center— Centralized mobility hub in Orange County <br /> connecting all transit agencies together to Amtrak, bike/pedestrian facilities and park-n-ride <br /> lot, also considered a Regional Transfer Center. <br />