Bob Sexton: RTP and transit

November 8, 2012 

RTP and transit

Today is a big day. Research Triangle Park’s design for upgrading its 1959 creation is eagerly anticipated. Modernization of that tech mecca will include housing, recreation and retail components. The entire region can only benefit once Orange and Durham counties unite to implement this multi-faceted plan. Further, our employment picture will improve as infrastructure and construction begins on the project.

Gov.-elect Pat McCrory can greatly assist this RTP effort by using his Charlotte experience to support rapid transit for connecting commuters with employers throughout our entire region. The LYNX rapid rail in Charlotte serves as an excellent model our regional planners can use to consider a similar method for moving people effectively.

Hopefully Wake County can consider its transit options during McCrory’s term, and begin to provide truly modern methods of moving its growing, mobile population. Our crowded roads need a break.

Bob Sexton


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