Carolinas Association for Passenger Trains

CAPT Board Meeting
May 18, 2019
Raleigh, NC

The Carolinas Association for Passenger Trains will meet at the Raleigh Union Station, 510 West Martin Street in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Carolinian 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. If you are lucky enough to find a parking space on the streets in the area, there is no charge on the weekend but the street parking fills up quickly.

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. The Raleigh Union Station is in the Warehouse district and it is very busy on the weekends.

We are trying to get the meeting over so that everyone can catch Piedmont #77 at 3.00 p.m. To accomplish this, we are going to ask that everyone get their lunch to go and return to the station to eat. There will be space in the meeting room to eat. There are three choices for lunch within three blocks: the Pit Authentic Barbeque at 328 West Davie Street, the Parkside Restaurant at 301 Dawson Street, and the Morgan Street Food Mall at 411 West Morgan Street with approximately 18 vendors. All are open at 11:00 a.m. and offer food to go.

The meeting will begin at 12:00 p.m. and should end at 2:30 p.m.

CAPT Meeting Agenda

  • Secretary's report
  • Treasurer's report
  • Update on the resolution drive in South Carolina in support of expanded rail passenger service
  • Update on NC On Track
  • 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