I’m not sure if there will be an opportunity to lobby for Tryon Road improvements at this meeting, so if anyone knows, please add a comment below.
RALEIGH PUBLIC MEETING ON TRANSIT IMPROVEMENTS IS SET FOR JUNE 28
Triangle residents will have an opportunity to let their thoughts be heard regarding future transit improvements at upcoming community meetings being offered by the Triangle Regional Transit Program.
The Raleigh meeting will be June 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in room 304 of the Raleigh Convention Center.
The meetings follow work by the Special Transit Advisory Commission in 2008 and adoption of the Long Range Transportation Plan by the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro MPO in 2009. Program team members will be available at the meetings to answer questions and share information.
The meetings are part of the federally prescribed alternatives analysis that follows the requirements and procedures of the Federal Transit Administration to support the case for Federal funding of major capital investments.
The alternatives analysis begins with a survey of existing transportation related conditions, identifies and confirms transportation needs and defines the goals and objectives against which project alternatives will be evaluated.
Public input at the meetings will be essential to the success of the program. Follow-up meetings will be held in September and February 2011. Additional, individual meetings, events, a Web site, newsletters, Facebook and Twitter feeds will be used to keep residents informed about the project’s status and provide an opportunity to raise issues or ask questions prior to the study’s completion in the spring of 2011.
The Capital Area MPO and the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro MPO are expected to approve and select projects following the evaluation of the alternatives and the completion of the alternative analysis.
In addition to the Raleigh meeting, area meeting will be head as follows: Durham, June 30, Durham County Library auditorium, 300 N. Roxboro St.; Cary, July 6, Cary Town Hall atrium, 316 Academy St.; Chapel Hill, July 7, Chapel Hill Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.; Knightdale, July 14, Knightdale Town Hall, 950 Steeple Square Ct.; and Apex, July 15, Halle Center for the Cultural Arts, 237 N. Salem St. All meeting times are from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The meeting sites are accessible to persons with disabilities. Accommodations for people with disabilities can be arranged by calling 919-485-7468 at least one week prior to each meeting. Translation services and a court reporter will be available at each meeting.