Transit/Transportation


The Three-Speed City

Ever since the electric scooter company, Bird, deployed in Raleigh everyone seems to have an opinion on this new form of personal mobility. Raleighites seem to be all over the spectrum but a recent survey run by the Raleigh DLA shows strong evidence that a majority of downtown residents and workers support e-scooters in downtown […]


Waiting on the Blount and Person Street Phase I Makeover

Blount Street. September 2018. A bike lane is planned to be installed this Fall. With planning going back to 2013, the first phase of the makeover for the Blount and Person Street duo should be starting soon. Design work for Phase 1 of the corridor has been completed and last I heard, the construction bids […]


The Cabarrus Street Train Station Has Now Been Demolished

All the attention, rightfully so, is going towards our new Union Station. That has left the former station on Cabarrus empty for only a short while. It has now been demolished and cleared away. Some pieces, including the benches and some of the wood canopy, were saved. Now the lot sits empty waiting the next […]


Raleigh Union Station is Now Open

After a few delays (which we’ll all forget about in no time) Raleigh Union Station is now officially open and taking/dropping off passengers. There are a total of 10 daily trains coming and going and the size of the station leaves plenty of room for growth. It is a true future-proof station. The station is […]


Dockless Scooters Launch in Downtown Raleigh

This week, Raleigh’s first electric, dockless, scooter share system launched with over 100 scooters deployed throughout downtown Raleigh, Cameron Village, and other parts. Bird is the first one out of the gate for Raleigh as other cities have multiple vendors. FYI. Yours truly saw Lime scooters zipping around Raleigh so who knows if they too […]


Map of the Week

Click for larger There’s a survey out for anyone interested in expanded bus service and bus rapid transit in Wake that readers should probably take a look at. Jump to the survey here. If you aren’t familiar, plans for expanded transit service will be rolling out between now and 2027. Downtown Raleigh is a central […]


Raleigh Union Station’s Dedication

Email readers: This blog post has a virtual reality image. Read the post on the blog to see it. Dedication ceremony for Raleigh Union Station on April 30, 2018. On Monday, April 30, 2018, a dedication ceremony was held for Raleigh Union Station. Current and former politicos, city workers, media, Raleigh city aficionados, and representatives […]


Zooming In Underneath the Capital Boulevard Bridge

On the left, the new Capital Boulevard bridge under construction. Center-right is the old bridge. April 2018. Here are some observations from a walk along Peace Street, specifically underneath the new Capital Boulevard bridge. The photo above shows the old bridge, on the right, and the new bridge, on the left. You can see with […]


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