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Robert B Butler 
Member since Jan 22, 2017

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Re: “Somehow, Our Lighthearted Package on Train Travel Managed to Really Piss Some People Off

Yes, yes, yes, and yes. You all have good points. However, the Indy story on rail travel was an excellent and timely introduction to rail travel with the grand opening of Raleigh Union Station. Having traveled high-speed rail at 180 mph and wonderful light-rail trains in Europe, the USA has a long way to go. Expectations in the USA should be honestly tempered. However, the trains are slowly leaving the station and passenger rail will increasingly be an integral part of the future for the entire country. It's going to take some time and people must remember to VOTE.

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Posted by Robert B Butler on 07/25/2018 at 9:30 AM

Re: “Women's March on Raleigh Draws 17,000 Supporters

Based on experience with public events across North Carolina, the crowd estimate for the Raleigh, NC #WomensMarch is a minimum of 25,000 likely much higher. A continuous wall of marchers streamed from Memorial Auditorium to Moore Square for 1.5 hours. Aerials from the Marriot and Moore Square parking decks are quite revealing.

Comments from the Raleigh Police Department to WTVD News: On Thursday, organizers told ABC11 they expected 5,000 people for the Raleigh march and they planned to stick to the sidewalks. By noon Saturday, however, crowd estimates topped 20,000 marchers, forcing Raleigh Police officers to block off streets and call for backup.

"There was no precedent for this," Raleigh Police spokesman Jim Sughrue explained to ABC11. "This was not like the Christmas Parade or July 4th celebrations or even First Night. It wasn't even like any demonstrations we had before."

Robert B Butler
North Carolina Press Release

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Posted by Robert B Butler on 01/22/2017 at 9:46 AM

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