Ken Larsen's website -
DOLRT impact on Creekside Elementary School
= Durham-Orange County Light Rail project
DOLRT is an extremely
complicated story to tell. It would take me many hours to tell you
just what I know. [If you want my info, see the
DOLRT portion of my
personal website.] If you let Alex Cabanes and Lisa Brach start
talking about DOLRT, they can keep you busy for days. They've been
fighting DOLRT since its beginning. I'm a relative newcomer to the
Today we want to focus on the
impact to Creekside Elementary School.
In late 2019 or early
2020, the Federal government's FTA (Federal Transit Adminstration) is expected to approve or not approve
the construction of the DOLRT.
There are two possible outcomes:
Impact to Creekside Elementary
will be blocked on Farrington Road for an additional two hours
per day because of at-grade crossings. [details] [video]
traffic will be added to George King Road.
3. A ROMF will be built just 400 yards away from
The project will be canceled and over $ 200M in taxpayer money
will have been wasted. [$ 160M is Durham County's share.]
FYI: DOLRT won't be
finished until 2029.
Regarding what you can do: Vote out
all the politicians who supported DOLRT. In Chapel Hill
we kicked out four of them in the last election. [Two wisely
decided not to run for re-election; two were defeated in the election.] That's what you
need to do. Let them know loud and clear that they slit their own
throats by supporting DOLRT.
Now I will turn things over
to xxx who will talk about the ROMF.