Posts Tagged ‘transit’

Neighbors collaborate on changed CAT routes

Monday, February 14th, 2011

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On January 31, 2011, a group of about 20 neighbors met at Carolina Pines Community Park to discuss recent changes to CAT bus routes 11 and 7c. The routes were changed at the beginning of the year and are having a negative impact on the Trailwood Hills community according to neighbors who live on Trailwood Hills Drive. (more…)

South West Citizens Discuss Food Lion Carts, CAT Buses

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

There is a meeting of the South West Citizens Advisory Council (SWCAC) on, February 14, 2011 at 7:00 pm at the Carolina Pines Community Center, 2305 Lake Wheeler Road.

Not sure if you live (more…)

Two Milestones for Tryon Road at City Council

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Tryon Road (SR 1009), between Lake Wheeler Road and US 70-401, is in desperate need of repair, widening, and realignment, to better serve the south west Raleigh community. In 2010 several groups in south west Raleigh have worked diligently in advocating for road updates, improvements and ultimately the realignment of Tryon Road and the replacement of Bridge 259. Advocates have been in front of the city council numerous times and several councilors and city staff have supported our efforts with a tremendous response to the needs in our community.

Tryon Road project, courtesy, Anthony McLeod

Tryon Road project, courtesy, Anthony McLeod

The next City Council meeting planned for January 4, 2011 contains (more…)

Lineberry Bus Stop Upgrades to a Shelter

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Have you seen the new bus stop on Lineberry Drive? We got some upgrades at the bus stop near Lineberry Drive and Trailwood Drive on CAT route 11 (Avent Ferry route).

Lineberry bus stop

Lineberry bus stop

I was curious about what was going on and what sparked the enhancement from a single bench to a full on shelter and waiting pad. I was able to get up with Aaron Hair, Planner I with the City of Raleigh to get the details. We put Aaron on the hot seat for a quick interview on these upgrades and other Capital Area Transit (CAT) services:

1) What upgrades are happening to the bus stop near Lineberry Drive and Trailwood Drive on CAT route 11 (Avent Ferry route)?

The City of Raleigh is installing a (more…)

Lake Wheeler Road Improvements on CAMPO’s List

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

$2.1 million being pumped into the Lake Wheeler Road corridor? Am I reading this right?

This news is back from October 19, but relevant to our area. Neighbors have been asking for pedestrian improvements to the Lake Wheeler Road corridor for years, but we keep hitting road blocks. Some believe that the lack of a master plan for the road is one problem. Long-term plans have included a 5-lane option, a 4-lane with a median option, and even a 3-lane option for road expansion.

The requests and dialog that I’ve seen go to City Council haven’t focused on expanding the road so that our neighbors to the South can get to downtown and I-40 faster–we’ve been asking for sidewalks and crosswalks. Have you tried to walk to Carolina Pines Park from our neighborhoods? Good luck crossing Lake Wheeler Road.

Lake Wheeler Road

Lake Wheeler Road

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Streetscape Gets Green Light from Council

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Over the past few months, the South West Citizens Advisory Council (SWCAC) had representatives from OBS Landscape Architects present at our meetings. They were there to gather input, feedback, and show us the ideas for streetscape projects on Fayetteville Street and Wilmington Street. We even got some of the business owners involved.

The streetscape concepts were (more…)

Get to the NC State Fair via CAT Services

Monday, October 11th, 2010

The North Carolina State Fair starts this Thursday, October 14. It’s always a good time whether you go for games, rides, food, or shows. See the information below on how to leverage Capital Area Transit services to avoid the parking and traffic hassles.

ENJOY THE FAIR AND AVOID THE HASSLES BY USING CAT’S SHUTTLE SERVICE

Avoid the traffic and parking hassles at the North Carolina State Fair by riding Capital Area Transit’s (CAT) State Fair Shuttle Service. CAT will offer daily service from two Park & Ride locations and fixed-route service along Hillsborough Street to the North Carolina State Fair on Oct. 14 through Oct. 24.

The shuttles will operate every 20 to 30 minutes each day of the fair. All passengers will be dropped off at (more…)

Transit Try-A-Thon 2010 Starts September 27th

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Get ready for Transit Try-a-thon, see the details below:

Transit Try-a-thon

CAT: September 27-October 1

  • September 27th,  Monday -Try Transit Week Kickoff – Mayor Meeker will kick off the week at Moore Square Station
  • September 28th, Tuesday – Rack and Ride Day – Bike to a bus stop and RIDE FOR FREE (first come, first serve) Visit us at the Duke Medical Plaza Knightdale Park and Ride from 4-6pm for a special event!
  • September 29th, Wednesday – Stuff the Bus Food Drive – Come help us stuff a bus for the Food Bank of Eastern North Carolina. Donate 3 canned goods (no glass containers) to be stuffed into a cat bus and receive a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich, no purchase necessary! Only one coupon per participant, and participant must be present. Donations will be collected at the following participating Raleigh Chick-fil-A locations: (more…)

Candidates’ Forum for Wake Board of Commissioners

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Learn more about the Wake Board of Commissioners candidates.

Monday, September 27, 2010 from 7 – 9 pm
Temple Beth Or, 5315 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh NC

WakeUP Wake County and the League of Women Voters of Wake County are co-hosting a forum for candidates running for four seats up November 2 on the Wake Board of Commissioners.  Candidates will be asked their views on important community issues, including: (more…)

High Speed Rail Compact Meeting July 12

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

High speed rail from Raleigh to D.C.? It could happen. Right now, citizens are able to comment on the Tier II Environmental Impact Statement for the Southeast High Speed Rail Project (SEHSR). See the information below about the upcoming Virginia-North Carolina High Speed Rail Compact meeting on July 12, 2010 from 12:00-2:00 pm.

NORTH CAROLINA-VIRGINIA HIGH SPEED RAIL COMPACT MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR JULY 12

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) will hold the inaugural meeting of the Virginia-North Carolina High Speed Rail Compact on July 12 from noon to 2 p.m. The meeting will be held in room 150 of the NCDOT headquarters at 1 S. Wilmington St.

At this public meeting the members of the compact will be (more…)