The 21st Century Transportation Committee will be meeting today, Monday, November 26, 2007 at 1 pm in Room 643 of the Legislative Office Building in Raleigh.
Agenda is here.
Streaming audio of the meeting should be here. (Click on Room 643)
I will be in Charlotte Monday, November 19 for the ribbon cutting of Charlotte’s new 9.6 mile Lynx Blue Line Light Rail system. Revenue servce begins November 26, 2007.
I am not sure what festivities Charlotte has planned, but Trelease’s “North Carolina Railroad 1849-1871, the Modernization of North Carolina” reports that when service from Charlotte on the state-funded North Carolina Railroad was extended to Salisbury on January 4, 1855, citizens of Salisbury celebrated with a barbecue and consumed “24 hogs, 16 sheep, 6 beeves, 10 opossums, and 1,400 pounds of bread”, capped off with a balloon ascension.
The NC General Assembly’s 21st Century Transportation Committee now has a real website, but as we say, it is under construction. The menu bar on the left will have links to committee resources and documents.
We’ve got a great graphic on the website put up by our ISD staff covering the committee’s charges: rail, air, bicycle, roads, ports, bridges, and public transportation. The graphic on the upper right represents Charlotte’s 9.6 mile CATS Lynx Blue Line light rail system.
The committee next meets Monday, November 26, 2007, 1 p.m., Room 643 of the Legislative Office Building.
The new 21st Century Transportation Committee will have its first meeting Wednesday, November 8, 2007 at 1:00 pm in Room 643 of the Legislative Office Building. A website for the committee is now up. should be functional by Thursday. The committee charge and authorization has been posted, and a press release from the office of Senate President Pro Tem Mark Basnight contains details of the charge to the committee, noting the following goals: