Road Worrier blog
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on February 28, 2014
The Wake County commissioners charted a slow, deliberative course on transit planning Friday after announcing they had hired a new county manager with transit experience in Virginia and Florida.
Jim Hartmann, county manager since 2011 for Seminole County, Fla., will start work in April as successor to David Cooke, who retired last fall after 13 years as Wake County manager. Hartmann, a Coast Guard veteran, ran county governments in Colorado and South Carolina before spending six years as city manager in Alexandria, Va.
What I bring to Wake County is a wealth of experience that Ive had in many other really great communities, Hartmann said by phone from his office in Sanford, Fla., near Orlando. I realize that transportation is on the table, and that is certainly an area Ive had experience with. Community mobility is just so important, and every community comes at it differently.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on February 25, 2014
Eight years after the Federal Transit Administration killed a planned rail transit line between Durham and Raleigh, the agency approved the start of planning for a new transit line between UNC-Chapel Hill and downtown Durham.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on February 17, 2014
Campuses are more bike- and pedestrian-friendly, and more students are using the bus to get to class. Where 30 percent of UNC-Chapel Hill students drove alone to campus in 1997, that share fell to 18 percent in 2011.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on February 15, 2014
Employers and commuters figured there would be plenty of time for everybody to get home Wednesday before the snow got heavy and the going got rough. They were wrong.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on February 13, 2014
We all heard the warnings: It was going to be bad. And sure enough, it was bad. What should commuters – and their employers – do differently next time?
Posted by Andrew Carter on February 12, 2014
All day, UNC-Chapel Hill officials said the big game between Duke and UNC was still on for 9 p.m. Wednesday, but the school was forced to cancel the game about 6:45 p.m. when it became clear that the Duke players couldn’t make the trip to Chapel Hill.