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Information about the High Speed Rail and the options for where to located it have been scarce.  We’ve pulled together  information and posted it here so you can find it all in one place.  Check back – more information is added daily. If you find good information, please share with us at  dontrailroadhistoricfivepoints@gmail.com.   

INFORMATION FROM FIVE POINTS MEETING – 8/16/10

NC3 – What You Should Care (fact sheet) What You Can Do to Help (Important! Also see What You Can Do tab on this site)  

 Timeline of Events – High Speed Rail  

 SEHSR short timeline

 

MAPS OF NC1/NC2 and NC3:

Detailed Maps of showing location of proposed High Speed Rail, right of way, new bridges, road closures, etc. Be sure to zoom in close and refer to the key. The green shaded areas represent areas to be taken by eminent domain. Note closing of Fairview/Capital Blvd. NC1 , NC2 These options are virtually the same  

 NC3 This is the option that negatively impacts Five Points. Runs on the Five Points side of Capital Blvd, on Norfolk Southern’s tracks from Whittaker Mill to Jones Street.

NC1  Runs on Mordecai/Logan’s side of Capital Blvd, on CSX tracks from Whittaker Mill area to Jones Street.

NC2 – viritually the same as NC1 with a small change near the Boylan Wye 

The following “hybrid” options developed by citizens:  

NC1/2 “Mitigated option  

NC “4”    


 

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT COMPARISON OF NC1, NC2, NC3  (Important)

According to the NCDOT/SEHSR’s Environmental Impact Study (EIS), NC3 is the worst option in almost every category.   No definition of  “operability and constructability” has been provided. Another question for NCDOT.   

PROPERTIES TAKEN BY EMINENT DOMAIN FOR NC3:

List of businesses displaced by NC1/2 and NC 3 – Page 1List of businesses displaced by NC1/2 and NC3 – Page 2  

List of homes displaced by NC3 – houses are definitely impacted as you can see on the official maps.  However, we have not been able to find a list.   Have you?  

   

CITY COUNCIL PASSENGER RAIL TASK FORCE

Mayor Meeker’s letter from 2008 requesting creation of NC3 route  

Task Force Recommendation of NC3  

Task Force Recommendation of NC3 – Detailed version   (READ THIS; it appears to be a rubber stamp recommendation of what Mayor Meeker asked for)  

City Staff Memo To Passenger Rail Task Force – High Speed Rail and Comprehensive Plan  

 City Staff Recommendation to the Passenger Rail Task Force  

 City Planning Staff – comments on Comprehensive Plan and impact on SEHSR options  

 Task Force Meeting Notes   

 Task Force Members   (No representation from Five Points zip code2 27605 or 27608)  

    

NCDOT / SOUTHEAST HIGH SPEED RAIL (SEHSR) – Richmond, VA to Raleigh, NC:

Projected RidershipTier I Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) (Completed in 2002, it establishes the ihgh level routes between DC and Charlotte)  

Tier II Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)       (Released in May 2010, this contains a “detailed analysis” of specfic routes etween Richmond and Raleigh. That main route is divided into 26 segments.  Starting in Richmond with Segment A, and ending in Raleigh in the corridor from Wake Forest Road through Downtown to the Boylan “Wye” area, which is Section V.  Each section has up to 3 specfic alternative routes.  This document publishes the results of analysis of the impact on human and natural environments, “constructability” and costs  

As noted by Don’t Railroad Historic Five Points and Norfolk Southern (9/10/2010)  some  data appears incomplete, inaccurate or simply missing. Refer to North Southern comments from 9/10/2010.  

SEHSR Frequently Asked Questions (very basic)   

Noise & Vibration   

SEHSR Handout from 7/26/2010 Wake County Public Meeting   

SEHR High Level Timeline   

NCDOT Rail Divison – Quick Links   

NCDOT Rail Division – A bit about Southeast High Speed Rail   

NCDOT Rail Division – Staff contact list   

    

RELATED CITY OF RALEIGH PROJECTS:

Commuter Rail – Triangle Transit Authority
   

Union Station – West Street Extension (is this the best location? Why not at RDU?)   

Capital Boulevard Revitalization Corridor:  (this is the program that Councilman Crowder proposes that the HSR integrate with )

Presentation – Public Workshop – June 24, 2010   

Capital Boulevard Revitalization Corridor Study    

Capital Boulevard Corridor Study – Briefing Book (good info, detailed maps.  A project to keep an eye on)   

Capital Boulevard Corridor Study – Scope of Work   

Capital Boulevard Revitalization – Map of area    

NCDOT:

Long Range Transportation Plan

RAILROAD INDUSTRY INFO:   

Association of American Railroads   

CSX   

Norfolk Southern    

High Speed Ground Transportation Association   

National Association of Rail Passengers   

States for Passenger Rail Coalition   

USDOT Federal Railroad Administration   

    

FLYERS FROM DON’T RAILROAD HISTORIC FIVE POINTS:

Vote NO to NC3 Flyer – August 17, 2010  (feel free to copy and post)   

Five Points Community Meeting – August 16, 2010    

High Speed Rail Informational Flyer #2 – August 14, 2010   

High Speed Rail Informational Flyer #1 August 10, 2010

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