For the Rehabilitation of the Glenwood Avenue Streetcar/Bus Stop Shelter, Raleigh
The first electric streetcars began scheduled service on September 1, 1891. In 1912, under the ownership of CP& L, streetcar service extended out Glenwood Avenue to the new 100-acre Bloomsbury Park. In 1933 all electric streetcar services ended, replaced by gasoline-powered buses. In the mid- to late-20th century, CP&L ended its operation of transit services in the city, and the current publicly-owned CAT system was created. At first, the City of Raleigh contracted with private companies to operate the system, however, in the early 1990s the City took over its operation.
The Glenwood Avenue Streetcar/Bus Stop Shelter served passengers boarding and unloading from Raleigh streetcars after the system expanded into Glenwood in the early 1900’s. In more recent years, it has served passengers of the Capital Area Transit bus system.
Over the years, the Glenwood Shelter fell into disrepair and was at risk of major structural failure. With strong support from the Mayor’s Office, the City of Raleigh Transit Section of the Transportation Operations Division initiated a complete renovation. The scope of work included: lead paint abatement; repainting of all wood surfaces; roof structure rehabilitation (the roof had considerable water damage); replacement of selected stones that were missing; installation of copper gutters (damaged vinyl gutters removed); and removal of trees and root systems causing foundation cracks and failure.
The contractor for the project was Diamond Contracting, Inc. working under the supervision of the Transit Section of the Transportation Operations Division. The project was financed with 80% Federal Transit Administration Funding [formula (Section 5307) FTA capital funds set aside for transit enhancements]. The 20% local match was programmed in the Transit Program CIP. Raleigh’s Parks and Recreation Department provided tree removal.
The Board of Directors of Capital Area Preservation, Inc. is pleased to present a 2009 Anthemion Award to the City of Raleigh and Diamond Contracting, Inc. for the Rehabilitation of the Glenwood Avenue Streetcar/Bus Stop Shelter, Raleigh.