Thanks for all the answers so far!
So, when we look at the original “candidate” stations here:
Versus what has been included in the most recent planning documents and reports:
It’s clear that a few of the stations on the “bubble” have been kept: Fairgrounds and South Raleigh, while others have been dropped: West Cary and North RTP. However, repeatedly we’re told that the number and location of stations has not yet been finalized. At what point in the process will we be able to re-evaluate these decisions that were screened out early on?
I’m really big on the potential and need for a station somewhere near Cary Parkway or Morrisville Parkway. This is a nearly six-mile gap through a suburban, but rapidly growing, area with tons of apartments. The GTCR housing study even specifically calls this out:
I’m told that tracks in the area are too curvy for a platform. I’m also told that this is probably a solvable problem, but it will take resources to do so.
What’s your honest opinion about whether this sort of stuff could get added back in at some point, and if so, when would be the time to discuss it? Or are things pretty much set in stone on this by now?