Rail Hearings Across North Carolina During 2006
During the meeting, testimony will be heard from CSX, Fort Bragg, the Ports Authority, and others. Cities, counties, and Chambers of Commerce from across the eastern part of the state are also expected to attend. For those interested in the rail passenger possiblities down east, a large turnout would be beneficial.
Some of the topics expected to be covered include freight service to Fort Bragg (the base gets about 9000 carloads a year), increasing intermodal traffic at the Wilmington port, plans for major expansion of port operations which would lead to increased rail traffic into the area, and possiblities for new freight and passenger operations into Wilmington, by restoring a rail segment between Wallace and Castle Hayne.
CAPT encourages those in the area to go, and also spread the word to other interested persons and organizations who have an interest in a balanced transportation system that includes efficient and environmentally sound rail service.
President - Martin Wheeler, Jr.
March 6, 2006