City residents are invited to hear about the progress of the Urban Circulator Study, which is considering the use of streetcars or enhanced bus service to connect downtown and surrounding neighborhoods, during a public workshop on Thursday, Jan. 31. The workshop will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Mountcastle Forum at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, 251 N. Spruce St. Parking is free in the Spruce Street lot across from the center.
The format is informal and participants may drop in at any time during the workshop to talk with city staff and project team members. However, there will be a brief presentation at 5:30 p.m.
City staff and project team members will present information on the project, solicit opinions on the selected route and type of vehicle, and discuss what’s next in the study. Exhibit boards showing the preferred route and other project components will be displayed.
The study began in February 2012 using a framework based on previous plans; however, a significant amount of work has been conducted over the past year to evaluate many route and vehicle options, regional connections, growth management, economic development and costs.
Citizens who are hearing or visually impaired may request assistance in reviewing these documents by contacting Chris Frye, P.O. Box 2511, Winston-Salem, NC 27102, or by phone to 747-7053, TDD (336) 727-8319. For more information call CityLink 311.
DOT Urban Circulator Study information