Durham Station Grand Opening Ceremony February 23
Durham Station Grand Opening and Dedication Ceremony
City of Durham When: Monday, February 23, 2009, at 11 a.m.
515 West Pettigrew Street Durham, N.C. 27701
* Parking for the ceremony is available at the North Deck Parking Garage, located at the corner of Carr and Pettigrew Streets. Fast Facts * City of Durham officials will celebrate another significant downtown milestone with the grand opening and dedication ceremony for the Durham Station Transportation Center, downtown’s new transportation hub and home of local, regional and intercity bus service as well as taxi service. * The $17.5 million station, built where the old Heart of Durham Hotel once stood, provides multiple alternatives to automobile traffic, an essential component needed to support more densely populated urban areas. The project was made possible by a combination of city, state, and federal funding. * The two-story, 10,300 square-foot building boasts 20 canopied bus bays, six parking spaces for taxicabs, disability parking, and short-term parking as well as a drop-off location for “kiss and ride.” * At least 4.5 million of DATA’s 5 million annual passengers will travel through the new Durham Station. * Mayor William V. “Bill” Bell and City Manager Thomas Bonfield will join Congressman David Price, as well as members of the Durham Area Transit Authority (DATA) Board of Trustees, North Carolina Department of Transportation, The Freelon Group, and Balfour Beatty Construction to take part in the dedication ceremony. Other notable project stakeholders include the Federal Transit Administration, Triangle Transit, Greyhound Lines, Inc., and local taxicab operators. * Local news media and the public are invited to the ceremony. A mult box will be provided on site for media use.