funkilla - please see the plan discussed by Mr. Blest in his articles. That's what we plan to build.
You can check it out at www.movingwakeforward.com
Interesting that the article includes a photo of the Moore Square Station. No mention about the $7 million upgrade from the city that is expected to be completed next month.
Raleigh is going to have to do something about public transportation to make getting around possible with the growth that we have and expecting in the future. That means having routes that comes out into the suburbs like Knightdale, Garner, Cary, Wake Forest. That means providing incentives for people to use public transportation for commuting, like a preloaded benefit on a SmarTrip card like DC. That means the routes not taking for-ev-er to get around (shorter routes? more buses?). That includes more express routes. That includes bus-only lanes.
As a transplant from DC, Raleigh really needs to step up its game. People will take public transportation if it's worth it to. People take public transportation in DC (and not just the "poor black" people, but nearly everyone) because it's convenient. I'd rather sit on a metro or a bus for 25 minutes than to sit in traffic for 30. I'd rather pay bus fare than parking meter. I'd rather not have to worry about parking. But public transportation is just too inconvenient for me. There's one bus that comes out to where I live, it's just an express bus too, so it doesn't really connect to other routes, so I'd have take the express to the transfer station and back-track to get to where I need to go.
Traffic is only going to get worse, and we need a revitalized public transportation system that works for its residents.
And to think, McCrory recently complained about the 1984-esque atmosphere in NC...
Dear copy and paster in Chief,
Is this supposed to be somewhat informative?
Bus service is a social service necessity. Not just for low income citizens, but senior citizens that legally should not be driving - but still do to avoid becoming prisoners in their homes, people will medical conditions from epilepsy to a variety of eye problems to those with broken legs, etc. And DWI offenders who simply should not be given an exception to drive to and from work.
Bus service is a necessity for the transit dependent. There is no "No buses, everybody drive" option.
Car drivers get a massive $100 billion a year subsidy - so let's not talk about the inequity of subsidizing transit. Fuel taxes, tolls and license tags pay for less than half the cost of building and maintaining roads and highways when they should pay 120% (the extra 20% to schools for lost property taxes - railroads pay property taxes on their roads).
Better bus and rail service can attract riders that have a choice. And this is fairer to those that cannot drive (they get no benefit from that $100 billion/year subsidy for raids).
The French have discovered that total lifecycle costs for trams (light rail) is cheaper than buses for busy routes. That is why almost every town of 100,000 in France has recently built two tram lines.
If they cared about democracy they wouldn't have made a mockery of it during the primary.
Understandable take on the presidential race, but glosses over the benefits a third-party could gain from hitting the 5 percent threshold in the election.
"No one should be scared to come before a court of law in our county or our country to prosecute an assault, to report a theft, to provide the best for his children." - WOW! She says she sits in on domestic violence cases but can't even recognize when financial and emotional abuse is sitting right in her face and even when evidence of it can be proven. It comes as NO surprise that of all the family court judges, she scored the lowest in every category, particularly fairness, competence, clerical/administrative abilities and experience. Vote this woman off the bench. She's ruined more children's lives than she has enhanced them. Just shameful!!!!
Napoli is the only pizza the adults in this house will eat. No equal anywhere in the area. Thank goodness we live in Carrboro!
I just moved to North Carolina. My first bill (just a little over 1 month in this house) was $144....Absolutely outrageous!!! We previously lived in Texas, and at that time had more kids at home (ie more laundry etc) and even at height of summer with watering outside the max bill was $75. (BTW...all our appliances are energy/water efficient!!)...The bill had me angry...but we haven't had water for close to 24 hours now. I understand the heavy rains with H. Matthew did a number on NC..but we have electricity, cable etc, just not WATER!! I have been calling since 7 am this morning, and when I can get through get told to call back in a couple of hours...one person said it is a pumping problem..but we have electricity...so not buying that it is an electricity outage!! PLUS, for future reference to those people of Aqua..put out an automated message on your line when you have major outages...tell us what is going on and if you know when approx water will be back on, tell us, if not then tell us that...just be straight with us. ALSO...put on that notice, and instruct your customer service folks (for when we are lucky enough to get through...about boil water recommendations...NOT nice to find out after we have already drank the las water we could get from the tap...ESPECIALLY when we are a bit challenged with indoor plumbing as a result of NO water.
For this amount of money a month, I would expect better service!!!! And not a suggestion that we might want to drive more inland to get water..WTF...we are inland!!!
Lol, excellent coverage!
Let's be realistic that HB2 wouldn't exist without Charlotte/Mecklenburg making an issue of it. Don't blame the Republicans or Sheriff Harrison.
Why is that even a conversation?i wonder the intent in highlighting the 2 comments when there were probably many more.In this case maybe all should look within to examine intent.
Judge Terrence Boyle saves North Carolina from the abyss once again.
You say "Dickie Thompson, who unsuccessfully motioned to adopt the rules." but what were the other votes?
We didn't receive the photo credit with the picture, but I'm happy to add it now.
It would be amazing pizza in a restaurant. Pizza that good coming from a truck borders on miraculous.
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