A new High Speed Rail program planned to connect certain part of the country and include building a new route from Richmond,VA to Raleigh. Ultimately, Richmond will connect with DC and the Northeast, and Raleigh will connect with Charlotte and several southern states including Florida.
In our area - from Wake Forest Road to Boylan Bridge- NCDOT has designed 3 alternatives of where to locate the new high speed rail tracks.
Options "NC1 and NC2", essentially the same, would be on the the East side of Capital Boulevard along the current CSX route.
Option "NC3" places the new tracks alongside the Norfolk Southern rail corridor- from Wake Forest to Peace Street- on land claimed from the historic Five Points neighborhood.
We the undersigned, OPPOSE OPTION NC3 and ask City and State officials to seek another alternative that is less damaging to the Five Points neighborhood and more beneficial to the City as a whole.
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