The Raleigh City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday August 1, 2011, at 7:00 pm on proposed light rail routes for downtown Raleigh. This is a prime opportunity to offer comments on the latest proposal for train travel through Raleigh, which is central to the regional transit plan being developed by Wake, Durham, and Orange Counties.
Raleigh’s Passenger Rail Task Force recently announced its recommended route through downtown, which is a hybrid of the options initially proposed. “There is no one route that balances every need and overcomes every challenge,” said Will Allen III of Raleigh, co-chair of the Task Force. The group’s recommendation – the D6A Hybrid – will be discussed at the public hearing.
See the City’s Public Hearing website for the meeting location and agenda.
- News & Observer – No perfect choice for rail route