Ep. 21 – The Raleigh Transportation Bond

This fall, Raleigh voters will consider whether the city should borrow money — more than $200 million — to tackle several road projects. The vote likely means a property tax increase. We spoke with Transportation Planning Manager Eric Lamb about the bond, its goals, what it means for Raleigh residents, and what projects you might see on the list — including some roundabouts.

Photo by Leo Suarez

The city is still creating the project page for the bond projects. Check back and we’ll add that link once it’s available. Meanwhile, some other helpful links:

Raleigh Puts $206.7M Transportation Bond on the Ballot – WNCN, June 6, 2017

Raleigh Leaning Toward $200M Transportation Bond – News & Observer, April 6, 2017

One thought on “Ep. 21 – The Raleigh Transportation Bond

  1. Hey guys, I enjoyed the podast!
    I was a bit disappointed to hear a whole podcast on Raleigh’s transportation bond, but no mention of induced demand. Do you plan to cover this topic on an upcoming show?
    I was also kind of sad when Mr. Lamb’s comment about several neighbors opposing the widening of Six Forks. Indeed, I am one of those neighbors and it would be healthy for the debate to talk about the negative consequences of some of these projects. I’d be happy to talk about the many reasons we oppose the Six Forks Corridor Plan in its current state.
    Thanks, I’ll keep listening.

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