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Re: “The Durham-Orange County Light Rail Line Is on the Ropes Again. That Might Be a Good Thing.

Noted by a friend.

The news release referenced by Eric Ghysels also says “An independent economic analysis of the project reported that the project will create more jobs and strengthen our state's economy” and then lays claim to “supporting” 20,000 new jobs in station areas and another 10,000 outside Durham / Orange station areas and then another several thousand in the 14 other counties that make up the Triangle area.

How disingenuous!

Here’s their response on the OurTransitFuture website to the question :
"Question #3 How might development change because of the proposed Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project?"

"As described in DEIS section, the proposed D-O LRT Project is not expected to increase or decrease population, households, or employment from the regional perspective. However, it is anticipated to shift and focus where growth would occur. It is reasonable to expect that population, households, and employment growth would be more concentrated near LRT stations if the D-O LRT Project is constructed. The Light Rail Alternative would serve as a spine to link the residential growth with new employment opportunities in the D-O Corridor."

Why is it 30,000 new jobs in the press release but no new jobs when reporting to the Federal government?

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Posted by Dick Ford on 06/29/2016 at 5:41 PM

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