Ken Larsen's web site - GoTriangle only talks about the alleged benefits of light rail

 

I don't trust GoTriangle.  They only present the alleged benefits of light rail.  They never mention the negatives. 

 

One of the negatives about the proposed Durham-Orange light rail project is at-grade crossings and all the noise they generate.

 

As a train approaches an at-grade crossing, a warning sound is given and barriers are lowered.  This will block car traffic for 50 seconds 150 times per day at each.  That equate to two hours/day on each such road.

 

[Sample of the warning noise]

 

Train noise lowers home values along tracks in Enfield, Connecticut (November 27, 2018)

 

GoTriangle presents light rail in a manner similar to cigarette advertising from the 1950s.

 

Source Alleged benefits What they don't mention
GoTriangle Reduce traffic - will take cars off the road 
  • At grade crossings will block traffic
  •  increase pollution
  • will generate a lot of noise.
Cigarette ad from the 1950s "Tastes clean and refreshing ... as cool and refreshing as a breath of fresh air... your mouth feels clean ... your throat refreshed"
  • cancer

 

Anyone living near the track should buy an ear muffler:

 

 

 

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