Carolinas Association for Passenger Trains

CAPT Board Meeting
September 15, 2018
Raleigh, NC

The Carolinas Association for Passenger Trains will meet at Raleigh Union Station, 510 West Martin Street in Raleigh, North Carolina. We will begin by meeting the Carolinian as it arrives at 10:05 a.m. Should you drive instead, please take the Wade exit from I-40 as you come into town on I-40. Follow Wade Avenue into central Raleigh where it will merge with Capital Boulevard. Follow Capital Boulevard into downtown Raleigh. Capital Boulevard will split just past the CSX underpass and you will bear right onto Dawson Street. Turn right onto Martin Street. Just before you arrive at the station you will need to turn right onto South West Street. The parking deck is on the right at 223 South West Street. Parking at the Dillon parking deck is $2.00 per hour and can only be paid for with a credit or debit card. There is not an attendant and you cannot pay with anything other than a credit card or debit card.

I would suggest that you drive to either Cary or Durham and catch the Carolinian into Raleigh. Parking at the Raleigh station is very expensive and is located in what has become a very congested area. Raleigh Union Station is in the Warehouse district and it is very busy on the weekends. Also, Raleigh is preparing for the Blue Grass Festival the next week and this area is very close to the show. The area is expected to be very congested as people will be setting up for the festival.

There are two excellent choices for lunch. The Morgan Street Food Mall has just opened at 411 West Morgan Street and offers 18 vendors in an excellent setting three blocks north of the station. Seating is a little tight but the food is excellent. Another choice is the Pit Authentic Barbecue at 328 West Davie Street about three blocks east of the new Raleigh Union Station.

The meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the station's waiting room and should end at 3:00 p.m. At the conclusion of the meeting, we will tour the new Raleigh Union Station. The southbound Carolinian is due to depart at 5:16 p.m.

CAPT Meeting Agenda

  • Secretary's report
  • Treasurer's report
  • New Raleigh station report
  • Update on the resolution drive in South Carolina in support of expanded rail passenger service
  • Update on CAPT fostering creation of an association similar to Virginians for High Speed Rail
  • Update on news in North Carolina and South Carolina affecting transit and rail passenger service
  • Update on CAPT newsletter and website issues
  • Amtrak update
  • Reports by Officers and Directors
  • Planning for future meetings