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Raleigh seeks residents' feedback on transportation center

Posted July 11, 2008

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— Raleigh residents are invited to submit ideas to help shape development of an area of downtown that will house a planned multi-modal transportation center, or MTC.

The MTC would be in the Downtown West Gateway area on Hargett Street between West Street and Boylan Avenue.

It would connect Raleigh’s multiple transportation modes, including CAT bus service, Triangle Transit’s regional bus service, long-distance bus service (Trailways and Greyhound), Amtrak rail service, The Carolinian and The Piedmont rail services and future regional and high speed rail services.

The city’s consultant on the project, HDR, is coming up with a development vision for the area near the proposed MTC.

As part of the process, Raleigh residents are asked to share their ideas on what the MTC should look like and how it may help shape development in the area.

Ideas should be e-mailed, mailed or delivered to:

James Brown
Project Manager, HDR
1101 King St., Suite 400
Alexandria, Va. 22314
Phone: 703-299-2736
E-mail: Raleigh-MTC@hdrinc.com

The deadline to submit ideas is July 24 at 5 p.m.

For information on how submissions should be formatted, contact Brown or visit the City of Raleigh’s Web site at www.raleighnc.gov/planning and look under “Current Hot Topics.”


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  • discowhale Jul 11, 2008

    The city wants feedback? Well then, here's some,
    See, geniuses, we own cars and most of us don't work downtown or on Page Road.

  • NCSUPackfan Jul 11, 2008

    "Quick wasting money on rail and mass transit that nobody who lives outside of Southeast Raleigh uses and spend the money on upgrading the highway infrastructure." Yeah, let's keep sprwaling out further and further. Makes so much more sense to drive further and more with $5/gas. Anyways, people in Charlotte said the same thing, now their light rail line is ALREADY at it's 2030 ridership goal.

    Something that makes sense for this blighted area downtown.

  • djofraleigh Jul 11, 2008

    Let the people riding it pay for it, just like the highways.
    Let it be a toll rail.

    People, young and old, on fixed income, and who never ride it are going to be paying for it because those with the power to TAX are going to get the money from everyone they can.

    To plan now and condemn land for future paths for rail would be fine, so no ten story, McMansions are built in the path and those around the land will have fair warning of what is to come.

    I have NO interest in making it easier for someone to live in one city and work in another. How is that green?

    I say, this area has more population now than is good for the environment or ideal lifestyle. Stop the growth (sorry to builders, bankers, and Realtors)

  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama Jul 11, 2008

    Quick wasting money on rail and mass transit that nobody who lives outside of Southeast Raleigh uses and spend the money on upgrading the highway infrastructure.

  • freddie cadetti 72 Jul 11, 2008

    Well , doggie...a Grand Central Terminal right here in the Capital City. If this does happen, whatever you do...send an advance team up to NYC and check out the market in Grand Central...it is unbelievable! Meats, veggies, fruits, flowers, breads, gifts. My favorite experience when there in Nov.

  • SheriffTruman Jul 11, 2008

    Hopefully, they do not do something stupid like Durham and allow the Amtrak station to be located away from the new facility they are building, which pretty much kills all the usefulness.