Mary Jander Thanks, Mitchell. And thanks to all of our audience here today. Catch you at our next radio program!
msilver Thank you for inviting me. Happy Holidays.
Nicole Ferraro Thanks Mitchell, great to hear from you today!
msilver NF: Thank you. I am optimistic. The Reserach Triangle will have light rail.
Mary Jander We appreciate your time and insights. Best wishes for a great holiday season!
JamesWallace "Light rail? Yes, we are having trouble securing the funding. We need the County Commission to place a referendum on the ballot. The Commisison is reluctant to place it on the ballot."Duke University...
Mary Jander Mitchell, many thanks for a terrific interview and live chat!
Nicole Ferraro Got it... well good luck with it!
Mary Jander Any further questions for Mitchell?
msilver NF: Some believe we dont have the density to support transit. Others cite the cost. This is typical is all areas wanting to start a new system.
msilver MJ: I believe the referendum will go on the ballot eventually. Before 2016. The region will have to be patient.
Nicole Ferraro Not surprising, unfortunately... what's their opposition to it?
msilver MJ: Please visit Raleigh. Most people don't leave. It's a magical place. Great quality of life, a great place to live, work and PLAN.
Mary Jander So if light rail doesn't go to ballot, what other options will you have?
msilver NF: Light rail? Yes, we are having trouble securing the funding. We need the County Commission to place a referendum on the ballot. The Commisison is reluctant to place it on the ballot.
msilver MJ: We do not target retail chains. We prefer home grown talent and we are getting it. Raleigh and the region supports local businesses.
Nicole Ferraro Mitchell: When it comes to expanding BRT, light rail, et al., are you having trouble securing funding?
msilver JW: Thank you and same to you.