This week in INDY Backtalk

This week in INDY Backtalk

INDY Week Published Backtalk the same day they published the winners of their "Best Of" series and we now have a bit more understanding of why the readers chose us as Best Local Activist Group. The readers' comments in "Backtalk:Wants to be Charlotte So Bad" sound...

Budget Busting Bus Shelters

Budget Busting Bus Shelters

At-Large Councilor Melton is excited to spend an extra $720,000 on designer bus shelters. Bus rider Lenora Southerland just wants a place to sit while she waits. Instead of moving quickly to add bus benches and shelters at more than 1,000 bus stops with neither,...

City Council Appears to Listen

City Council Appears to Listen

During the Public Comment session of the City Council meeting on April 22, both Susan Maruyama and Chantelle Miles addressed the recent N&O article concerning the lack of benches at 70% of Raleigh bus stops.  They asked the council to show compassion to...

Raleigh Affordable Housing: a Step in the Right Direction

Raleigh Affordable Housing: a Step in the Right Direction

The News & Observer reported on April 15 that the City of Raleigh has purchased almost 4 acres of land for future affordable housing. The land is along New Bern Avenue where the City is planning a future bus rapid transit line. This is a perfect location for more...

Priorities All Wrong

Priorities All Wrong

There are three things that are drastically wrong with the path that is being taken by the Raleigh City Council and the GoRaleigh Public Bus System to address the urgent need for bus shelters: The real life needs of the majority of bus ridership, the structural and...

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Ms. Lenora Southerland, age 82, poses for a portrait at the bus stop near her Raleigh home on Wed, April 14, 2021 (Photo:  JULI LEONARD JLEONARD@NEWSOBSERVER.COM) Dear Friends, Handwritten note from Ms. Southerland attached to the buckets at the bus stop...