Transit for a Better Wake County

The video above is from the good people at Capital Area Friends of Transit. They are gearing up for another push to get transit moving forward and if that’s something you are into, take 20 seconds and sign their petition.

2012 saw heated debates on the subject and if you are new to the conversation, jump over to the Raleigh Public Record for more reading on the topic.

Talk of public transit, or at least of the elusive commuter rail, in Raleigh and Wake County has almost gotten to the level of a bad joke. But there is more to public transit than just commuter trains. There are more busses, bicycles, car-share programs and more up for discussion on the city, county and regional levels.

*Talk of Transit Never Quits

Supporters are hoping this is the year for it to happen. What was missing before and is now in the debate is local business. The video above features Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst supporting transit for the county. The county commission may not be listening to citizens. Maybe they will listen to big business.

Comments

It’s a shame but Wake county will always be behind when in comes to transit. Heck, the city is just getting the destination signs on the buses to read where the buses are actually going rather than outbound and inbound. There could easily be light rail from Crossroads Plaza in Cary through NC State and downtown Wake Med to the New Bern Ave/New Hope Rd area and another line from Triangle Towne Center through downtown to Garner. Beef up the bus service on the major corridor routes and connect with Durham and Chapel Hill with a commuter rail from Johnston county to Orange county. It will never happen though but I hope it does.

Is anyone aware of the effort to bring the Carolina Mudcats downtown? There is a, what appears to be grassroots effort to campaign to bring the stadium and team downtown. The Raleigh Sports Council is reportedly ‘backing this effort’. here’s the website link: http://dtraleighbaseball.webs.com/bringbaseballdowntown.htm

Leave a comment

(required)

(required)


Blog Post Topics