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The City of Durham’s General Services and Transportation Departments, along with a design team led by The Freelon Group, are currently exploring potential enhancements to the Durham Station Transportation Center. As part of an effort to improve the experience for Durham residents and public transportation customers, the City is examining potential design enhancement concepts for the Durham Station Transportation Center.

Currently, the City has an exhibit on the second floor of Durham Station that displays research and data for areas of potential design enhancements that improve the rider experience, increase connectivity to other areas in downtown, and make Durham Station a community destination. Students from the Landscape Architecture Department at the N.C. State University College of Design were also part of the design team, helping to collect data and conduct other research.

“The City is studying the accessibility and functionality of Durham Station,” said Doreen Sanfelici, buildings team leader with the City’s General Services Department. “The goal is to gather evidence-based studies and public opinion to see what future improvements are needed at Durham Station. The project also explores the feasibility of introducing new uses and opportunities at the facility related to art, technology, programs, or seasonal events.”

Residents are encouraged to visit the exhibit now through October 16, 2011 and provide feedback on the research and suggestions on potential design enhancements for the Durham Station Transportation Center. Survey cards can be completed and put in a drop box located near the exhibit on the second floor of Durham Station.

The design team is also seeking feedback about the current perception of the Durham Station Transportation Center through an online survey. The intent of the online survey is to understand how visitors and residents currently use Durham Station as well as understand how the facility is perceived by individuals who live and work in Durham. The survey can be accessed now through October 16, 2011 from the City’s website

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