Still concerned? Write your State-level representatives.

September 22, 2010 at 1:13 pm 2 comments

Do you still have concerns about the high speed rail routes?  We do.  Now that City Council has advanced the “NC3” alternative and asked for other options to be explored, the decision rests with NC DOT.  Hopefully, the DOT is considering the significant flaws in the EIS and the missing data on NC3, and realizing that NC3 is not only a risky option, but is also not best for the City. 

Is DOT looking at other alternatives? Whether that includes Ben Kuhn’s concept of running a viaduct over Capital Blvd in front of the Cotton Mill, or Thomas Crowder’s vision of integrating high speed rail, light rail and a Capital Blvd redesign, or perhaps a design concept of their own,some hybrid option is needed.

Can you still help?  Please take a few minutes and send this letter to your State representatives asking them to work with DOT to find a better solution.  Copy and paste this letter into your email, edit if you wish,  and send to:

(1) NC Senate District 16 (Five Points area)
Josh Stein, incumbant, Democrat                   Josh.Stein@ncleg.net

Michael Beezley,  candidate, Republican       mike@votebeezley.com

Stephanie Watson, candidate, Libertarian    stef@goliberty.net

(2)  NC House District 13 (includes Five Points zip codes 27605, 27607, 27608) 

Deborah Ross, incumbant, Democrat            deborahr@ncleg.net          

Madison Shook, candidate, Republican         madison.e.shook@gmail.com

(3) US Senator

Elaine Marshall, candidate, Democrat          info@elainemarshall.com

Richard Burr, incumbant, Republican          Contact form: http://burr.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.ContactForm 

Michael Beitler, candidate, Libertarian          info@beitlerforsenate.com

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Entry filed under: Don't Railroad Historic Five Points, High Speed Rail, NC DOT, NC3, Raleigh.

Now that you say it, that DOES ring a bell. Are you getting the news updates?

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Keith  |  September 22, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    With the elections upcoming, have the candidates given their positions on HSR and NC1/NC3? if they do could these be posted here ? Thanks!

    Reply
    • 2. Don't Railroad Historic Five Points  |  September 23, 2010 at 12:12 pm

      Great idea to push for a formal position! We’ll ask for that and definitely post here! Thanks. Carole

      Reply

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