I got a chance to catch up with Eric Lamb, Manager, Transportation Services Division, City of Raleigh Public Works Department or as I like to call him, guru of all things transit-related. If he doesn’t know the answer to something, he’ll be sure to find out. Eric is probably one of the most outgoing and knowledgeable city staffers I’ve had the pleasure of working with. When I asked him to do a five questions interview for the blog, he was on it. I was curious about a few things from all the chatter about rail in Raleigh to Neighborhood Traffic Management (does this mean speed bumps on your neighborhood streets?). Let’s see what Eric has to say:
1) There is a lot of talk about rail. Is the City of Raleigh ready for rail? What are the current financing options being discussed?
First, some full disclosure: I love trains. When I travel to other cities, I spend part of my free time exploring their transit systems (and my generous family puts up with me). I recently had the pleasure of exploring the London Underground system, which was both spectacular and overwhelming. (more…)