By: Angie Schmidt (Streetsblog USA)
An 11th-hour attempt to kill light rail in North Carolina’s Research Triangle has been defeated.
A rider in the state budget, crafted behind closed doors by Republican leadership, would have cut off funding for the project. Advocates mobilized a response that convinced legislators to remove the rider.
Kym Hunter, an attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center, says a quick but coordinated response by her organization as well as WakeUP Wake County, Sustain Charlotte, and the North Carolina Conservation Network helped head off disaster.
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