Transit Tax In Effect In Orange County
ORANGE COUNTY – It’s no joke, the half-cent transit tax approved in November went into effect Monday at midnight.
The County has plans for services totaling $661.1 million. Those plans include $131.1 million in new and enhanced bus service, express bus lane improvements on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd ($24.5 million), an Amtrak rail station in Hillsborough ($8.9 million), and a light rail system together with Durham County totaling $496.6 million.
To see a complete breakdown of the plans and some frequently asked questions, click here.