Durham County approves extension of light-rail project
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Durham County approves extension of light-rail project

October 12, 2019


WORK IN HONDURAS TO CONNECT WITH SPANISH VOTERS. THANK YOU. TONIGHT, THE LONG AWAITED LIGHT RAIL STOP IN NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL IS ONE STEP CLOSER TO BECOMING A REALITY. THIS MORNING DURHAM COUNTY COMMISSIONERS APPROVED THE PLAN. Reporter: SEAN, A SENIOR AT NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY HAS TO DRIVE ABOUT 2010 MINUTES TO CLASS E, THEN FIND A PARKING SPOT. PARK IS DEFINITELY AN ISSUE. ESPECIALLY FOR OFF CAMPUS STUDENTS. Reporter: A MAP SHOWS THE TRAIN WILL START AT UNC HOSPITALS IN CHAPEL HILL AND 17 STOPS LATER END AT NCCU. SEAN SAYS STUDENTS WOULDN’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT PARKING AND THE STOP COULD EVEN ATTRACT POTENTIAL NEW STUDENTS TO THE SCHOOL. PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO CUT COSTS BY LIVING AT HOME IT WOULD ALLOW TEMPERATURE TO ATTEND NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY. Reporter: WHILE SOME THINK THIS STOP AT SOUTH AUSTIN AVENUE SOME PEOPLE THINK THIS IS A POLITICAL MOVE. I DON’T THINK IT WAS GENUINE THAT THEY WANTED TO EN CLUED IT BECAUSE THEY REALLY FELT LIKE NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL ADDED SOMETHING TO THIS PROJECT. Reporter: JACQUELINE DOESN’T THINK THERE SHOULD BE A LIGHT O RALEIGH HOME PROJECT AT ALL. MOST OF THOSE KIDS ARE FOUR YEAR VISITORS. THEY ARE HERE FOR FOUR YEARS. WHEN THEY GRADUATE OR NOT GRADUATE FROM NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL, THEY ARE NOT GOING TO REMAIN HERE. SO THAT RIDEIRSHIP IS NOT GOING TO BE A RIDERSHIP THAT SUSTAINS. PROBABLY PEOPLE WHO SAY THAT AREN’T CENTRAL STUDENTS. THEY’RE NOT AWARE OF WHAT CENTRAL’S ALL ABOUT. SO THEY’RE NOT AWARE THAT THERE ARE STUDENTS HERE THAT ARE TRYING TO GET THEIR EDUCATION, STUDENTS THAT ARE TRYING TO, YOU KNOW, SEEK JOB OPPORTUNITIES. Reporter: TRIANGLE OFFICIALS WILL CONTINUE TO GET INPUT THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. CRUX IS SET TO BEGIN IN A FEW

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