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Public Meetings Next Week: Durham-Orange Light Rail Project

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TTA_Postcard_6_5x11_2013_FINAL_Page_1Today, I received email notification about a series of public meetings on the proposed light rail project from Durham County to Orange County. Had I not been scheduled for meetings in Mexico City next week, I would definitely be in attendance.

I encourage everyone passionate about mass transit, traffic congestion, air quality, jobs, gentrification, small business, and public affairs to attend! A recent survey conducted by Rockefeller Foundation found investments in mass transit are key to economic growth and job creation.

I am in full support of SMART economic growth in the area. From my experience working on Portland, Oregon’s Yellow Line, a vision and a plan, combined with  a strong community affairs team that incorporates public art and supports local business are key to gaining public buy-in. After all, the public is the transit systems greatest stakeholder.

Public Information Meetings about the Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit

Nov. 12, 4:30 – 7:00 PM     Durham Armory, 220 Foster Street, Durham

Nov. 13, 4:30 – 7:00 PM     Eno Unified Unitarian Fellowship, 4907 Garrett Road, Durham

Nov. 14, 4:30 – 7:00 PM     The William and Ida Friday Center, 100 Friday Center Drive, Chapel Hill

Here’s a question for you: If light rail is approved and plans to build are underway, is the Triangle’s workforce ready for implementation?

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Written by Leah Denise Wyatt

November 7, 2013 at 2:10 am