The November ballot in Durham includes two tax hikes. First is the quarter-cent sales tax hike that would be added to the education coffers. Second is the half-cent tax to fund transit — buses and rail. The Triangle Business Journal reports the local push to get voters to pass the transit tax is underway.


The committee, Durham Transit Tax Referendum Committee, plans to advocate the measure through social media, direct mail, posters in local businesses, and radio advertisements. Committee representatives have already begun meeting with community organizations such as Kiwanis Clubs and neighborhood groups.


You’ll find data on costs and benefits of transit options here.