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Commissioners’ Agenda Session Update: Passenger Rail Study Agreement Moves to Aug. 19 Meeting

Aug 13, 2019

During their agenda session meeting today, the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners voted to consider an Interlocal Agreement between the Fayetteville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (FAMPO) and the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) to partner on a passenger rail study. The item will appear on the commissioners’ Aug. 19 meeting consent agenda.

FAMPO is the transportation planning section of the Cumberland County Planning Department and CAMPO is housed by the City of Raleigh.

The passenger rail study will look at the feasibility and needed improvements to support passenger rail between Fayetteville and Raleigh. The two planning organizations are proposing spending $100,000 total on phase I of the plan, with each organization paying $50,000.  A consultant will be procured to carry out the study.

The board also approved moving the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) Annual Recertification Progress Report to the Aug. 19 consent agenda. The CRS is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum NFIP requirements. 

Cumberland County’s participation allows property owners that are required to have flood insurance to receive discounted insurance premium rates.  Cumberland County currently has a class rating of 8, which allows property owners to receive a 10% discount off their insurance premiums for policies within the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA).

The commissioners will meet Aug. 19 at 6:45 p.m. in Room 118 of the Judge E. Maurice Braswell Cumberland County Courthouse. Meeting agendas, minutes and videos are available online at co.cumberland.nc.us.