What You Can Do Right Now

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9/08/2010 Update:

Now that City Council has advanced the NC3 option to NCDOT (by way of the Task Force recommendation) and also asked NCDOT to look at alternatives, we now need to move to a new phase. 

We need to make out state legislators aware of this issue and ask them to press DOT into developing a viable alternative that works for all of Raleigh. 

More information on this to be posted shortly.



(1) Ask City Council to take NC3 off the table

Flood the Council by the time they return on Tuesday morning!

Email:  citycouncilors@raleighnc.gov 

Copy and paste this into your email  


(2) Show up on Tuesday, 1:00 Council Meeting.

City Council scheduled the discussion – and vote – at the 1:00 pm meeting, rather than 7:00 pm.

High Speed Rail is near the end of the agenda so you could get there at 1:30.

Take a late lunch, take off work! This is our future at stake!

Let’s pack that Chamber again!


(3) Send NCDOT Your Specific Comments

Go to: Southeastern High Speed Rail Public Comments.   

 Select Section “V”.   Select “prefer NC1”. Add “oppose Option 3″.  List specific comments, reasons and mitigations.

Deadline extended to this Friday, Sept 10, 2010 (maybe we all had something to do with that?).


PS – Save your yards signs. we will pick them all up next week and save the frames for future use.



There is alot you can do! But, time is ticking…. there are less than 2 weeks before the City Council hearing.  So please ACT NOW!

Here’s what you can do right now!

1) Tell NC DOT “NO to NC3”.

Complete NC DOT’s official survey: Southeastern High Speed Rail Public Comments.   This is critically important because NCDOT can not move forward without addressing every single item that is submitted by the public.  That’s why we need to be specific in our concerns and questions.   Select Section “V”.   Add “oppose Option 3”.  Public comment date extended to Sept 10, 2010 (maybe we all had something to do with that?).

2) Five Points Vote – Thursday Aug. 26th, 6:30 pm

Make your voice heard! Come learn more and vote on the official Five Points position at the Five Points CAC (Citizens Advisory Council) meeting, Thursday, August 26th. Drop by for information 6:30-7:3pm, followed by discussion and a vote 7:30 – 9:30pm. The results of the vote will be presented to City Council at their 8/31 public hearing. You must be a Five Points resident to vote. Location: Our Savior Lutheran Church, Glenwood at Aycock.

(3) Email City Council – Tell them why you oppose NC3

Our City Council needs to hear from each one of us. Email the Council right now and tell them why you oppose NC3. Short and sweet is fine.  railservice@raleighnc.gov


4) Be counted! Attend City Council’s special public hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 31st.

Let’s get 500 people there! Plan to attend this public hearing that City Council scheduled to hear from us. If we don’t show up, who will? Watch this site for more information on signs, banners, etc. Tuesday, August 31st, 7:00 pm. Avery C. Upchurch Government Complex, 222 W. Hargett St. At intersection of Hargett & Dawson across from Nash Square. Go early so we can organize.

For more information, see the Learn More section.

Let’s GO, Vote NO!


9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Warren Gentry  |  September 5, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    I took a shot at putting together a composite photo of what NC 4 might look like. It can be viewed here.

    • 2. Don't Railroad Historic Five Points  |  September 5, 2010 at 11:47 pm

      Great visual! It’s so hard to envision what this would look like. Thanks Warren! Could I post this on the front page of the Website?

  • 3. Warren Gentry  |  September 4, 2010 at 11:23 am

    I’m wondering if you can find someone to do an artist rendering of the NC4 plan presented Augsut 31st city council meeting and present it to the N&O early next week.


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