Bull City Wrap ep. 145

The new Carver Street Extension is now open for traffic. The one-mile road goes from the intersection with Danube Lane east to the intersection of Old Oxford Highway and Hamlin Road. The project also included the installation of signals at the Hamlin Road intersection and a new roundabout at the Continue Reading

Bull City Today – Nov 6, 2019 (ep. 722) Participatory Budgeting Evaluation

Durham is getting some outside help with the evaluation phase of its new Participatory Budgeting program. The program allows residents to directly decide how to spend a portion of the public budget. For this first cycle, the City Council allocated two-point-four million dollars with each of the three wards getting Continue Reading

Bull City Today – Oct 30, 2019 (ep. 717) Neighborhood College Graduation

Graduates of this year’s Durham Neighborhood College are now looking for ways to put their new-found knowledge to use for their community. A graduation ceremony and engagement fair was held for participants of the seven-week course on October 24th. The college is co-sponsored by the City and Durham County. During Continue Reading

Bull City Today – Nov 7, 20109 (ep. 723) Triangle Bikeway

Durham and the City of Raleigh are moving forward with plans to jointly develop the Triangle Bikeway Implementation Study. The project would help design a regional bicycle trail from Raleigh to the Park Center site in Research Triangle Park generally following the I-40 corridor. A separate trail would also go Continue Reading

Bull City Wrap ep. 143

The City is continuing its commitment to making sure that Durham’s dams are working as efficiently and effectively as possible. Just over 729-thousand dollars will be spent over the next five years on professional engineering services for a dam inspection and maintenance services project. The project includes annual dam safety Continue Reading

Bull City Today – Oct 14, 2019 (ep. 705) Hybrid Police Vehicles

The Police Department is taking steps to make its vehicles and officers more efficient. The department will be buying 21 2020 Ford Fusion Responder Hybrid vehicles. They’re needed as part of the Capital Improvement Plan Vehicle Replacement Program. The vehicles are rated for pursuit, but will also allow for reduced Continue Reading

Bull City Wrap ep. 116

Durham’s 150th anniversary celebration is well underway. The official sesquicentennial birthday party was held at the Historic American Tobacco Campus on April 13th. Saturday’s activities followed a moment of silence for Kong Lee, the coffee shop owner who died during an April 10th explosion and fire on North Duke Street, Continue Reading

Bull City Today – June 7, 2019 (ep. 614) Encampment Response Policy

The City Council has signed off on an encampment response policy. The policy is needed to address future issues that might come up with those experiencing unsheltered homelessness. It would apply to encampments on City or County-owned property as well as State-owned property within Durham County. The policy addresses encampments Continue Reading