Carolina Curious

88.5 WFDD presents Carolina Curious, a series where our reporters find answers to your questions. We want to know what you've always wondered about the place where you live. For example: "Why are there so many hot dog joints in Winston-Salem and so many burger places in Greensboro?" Or, "How did High Point get its name?"

 

 
  • 9:22am Mar 27, 2017
    Economy Economy Transportation

    Carolina Curious: Why Can't We Use The Railroad?

    Listener Matthew Fedel asks: "Winston-Salem has a railroad running through it that’s fallen into neglect. Why couldn’t it be used as a commuter route, and what’s the history of railroads in this area?" As WFDD’s David Ford recently discovered, railroads built the Twin City, and could soon help shape it again.

    [Correction: this morning, we misidentified the acronym for PART. It is Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation.]