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  1. Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    AMTRAK Station is in the zone for Parkwood !!
  2. Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    an annual parking permit for residents is $450.00. That works out to (with 32 academic weeks) about $2.80 per day. Both $6.60 and $10 are WAY more than $2.80. Of course students get unlimited light rail for $25 per semester so they pay nothing extra per day. Seems to me the real problem with having free parking in the deck is that students could just leave the car there for the semester.
  3. Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    I think the issue is students who would just park there in September and leave the car for days or weeks until they might need it for some activity not on the BLE, or to go home on the weekend or break.
  4. Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    Has CATS released any light rail ridership totals for Friday, Saturday or Sunday?
  5. Raleigh Union Station

    Typically in the business world the words "Grand opening" are puffery and have no connection with anything
  6. Raleigh Union Station

    Just got email fro City of Raleigh that grand opening of RUS is April 30 at 9:30 am
  7. Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    and here is the LRT schedule effective March 16: http://charlottenc.gov/cats/bus/schedule-change/Documents/18-03/501%20LYNX.pdf (except 7th St to UNC-C opens 10 am Friday March 16)
  8. Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    OK, we have the "inaugural" of the BLE Friday at 10 am, with 12:15 am basketball doubleheader at Spectrum Arena with UNC-Chapel Hill playing. Probably over around 5 pm. Then a second doubleheader at 6:40 pm with possible end to the second game around midnight. What could go wrong? Is service actually starting BEFORE 10 ? Certainly would be a good idea. Will we have continual peak hour service all day ? Shorter headways than usual that evening? I assume this is all planned -- it was known when they set the March 16 opening that this would be one of the biggest non-Panthers game events of the year Uptown.
  9. Raleigh Union Station

    email from City of Raleigh indicates Raleigh Union Station opening may be pushed back to April 30 or May 1
  10. Raleigh Union Station

    likely in a drawer at Norfolk Southern
  11. Raleigh Union Station

    Heard in Charlotte yesterday at BLE light rail inaugural that Raleigh Union Station dedication will be April 27. Also got an email from a friend in Raleigh today with same info. Presumably AMTRAK service shifts there that day. Also heard from two folks in Charlotte that the third Piedmont train will have its first run June 4 (tentative) but no schedule out yet.
  12. Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    Wonder whether there will be a speed-up in full opening of the line, or a 21-day gap between inaugural run and March 16 opening.
  13. Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    If the reconfigured bus routes don't take effect until a few days after the BLE opens March 16 no one is harmed as long as the existing routes along North Tryon remain in service as is until switchover. I think it's almost better NOT to make those changes the same day.
  14. Raleigh Union Station

    could be mistaken but I think maybe to add a second through freight track. There will be two center island station tracks when Union station opens this spring, and one through freight track (the track that goes by the current AMTRAK station). Right now just east of the current AMTRAK station everything narrows to one track until a freight siding several miles east, so not sure if plan is to extend second track further east (would require a new bridge/bridges at overpasses east of current station
  15. Raleigh Union Station

    It's in the "Carolina Rails" closed FB group I'm in Here's a link to the group to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/171718566220486/