Raleigh mayor calls for more mass transit

Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane delivers her 2013 State of the City Address.

March 4, 2013 2:44:20 PM PST
Mayor Nancy McFarlane delivered an upbeat State of the City Address Monday, but said the region needs more mass transit options if it wants to continue successful growth.

The mayor said Raleigh is nationally recognized as one of the best places to live, work, raise a family, and start a business. She said that image has helped the area to impressive growth.

"In the first two months of 2013, Raleigh and Wake County have announced 11 new and expanding companies for a total of 445 new jobs," said McFarlane.

She also said three companies alone - Citrix, Bandwidth.com, and Red Hat - will be bringing 1,000 jobs to downtown and Centenial Campus.

But McFarlane said transportation is the key to maintaining and enhancing Raleigh's greatness.

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