US Midtown Raleigh Alliance group proposes PRT system

The Midtown Raleigh Alliance in North Carolina says an urban transit system would allow drivers to ditch their cars and take a chunk of congestion off the road. About 67 million vehicles pass through a 2-mile radius around the North Hills development in Raleigh, North Carolina each year, causing traffic delays, parking problems and other headaches for drivers.

The proposed path of the track would loop around an area from North Hills at Six Forks Road to Duke Raleigh Hospital on Wake Forest Road.

“We believe midtown is the ideal model test location,” Martha Grove Hipskind, executive director of the business group, said. “You would be able to come to midtown and try transportation that only seemed like a dream.”

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