Citizens’ Informational Workshop for Raleigh Train Station Project Scheduled Wednesday, August 01, 2012

RALEIGH — An informal, open-house meeting known a citizens’ informational workshop will take place on Monday, August 6, regarding the proposed Raleigh Train Station.

The meeting will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center (Ballroom B), located at 500 S. Salisbury St. in Raleigh, between the hours of 5-7 p.m.

The proposed passenger train station would be located at 510 W. Martin St. The City of Raleigh recently received a grant to begin design and construction. The citizen’s meeting, facilitated by NCDOT, will officially begin the public comment time period for environmental documents.

The existing downtown station is not large enough to accommodate passengers and the proposed station would better meet existing and future needs. Also as part of the project, track improvements are proposed that will improve both freight and passenger train operations through the area.

The NCDOT, the City of Raleigh and the Triangle Transit Authority (TTA) have worked together on the proposed new facility that will accommodate inter-city passenger rail service in the near future, and commuter rail, buses, taxis, bicycles, and other modes of transportation in the long term.

Maps and other materials will be available. Experts from NCDOT, City of Raleigh and Triangle Transit Authority will be available to answer any questions. The opportunity to provide written comments will be provided and is encouraged. The public may drop in any time during the workshop hours. There will not be a formal presentation.

For more information, contact NCDOT Rail Project Development Engineer Ryan White, P.E. at (919) 707-4717 or by email at

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for anyone who wants to participate in this workshop. Those requiring special services should contact Mr. White as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.

For those who speak Spanish and do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English, interpretive services will be available at the meeting upon request. For more information, please call 1-800-481-6494 prior to the meeting.



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