The Triangle Transit Authority has formally approved a half-cent sales tax in Durham County and Orange County, a move that could pay for construction of a light rail line between Durham and UNC-Chapel Hill to begin by 2020. The vote was something of a formality, given that both counties had already approved the tax in principle. Triangle Transit s approval creates a two-county special tax district.
The rail line is one of three in a Triangle-wide plan.
If Wake County also signs on, a second line