Public Encouraged to Comment on First Improvements in Wake County’s Transit Plan

Research Triangle Park, NC (March 13, 2017) – Wake County residents are encouraged to participate in a series of public meetings this month to learn more about the Fiscal Year (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018) Wake Transit Draft Work Plan. It outlines the improvements, such as expanding bus routes and increasing bus service, proposed in first year of the 10-year plan to enhance Wake County’s transit system. Para mayor información.

The meetings, which are listed below, also offer residents the opportunity to share their thoughts about the draft plan with local transit planners. The feedback received will be considered as the draft work plan is finalized.

Monday, March 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Chavis Community Center, 505 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Raleigh, NC 27601

Tuesday, March 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Carolina Pines Community Center, 2305 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh NC 27603

Wednesday, March 22, 4:30-7 p.m.
Wake County Northern Regional Center, Room 153, 350 E. Holding Ave. Wake Forest, NC 27587

Thursday, March 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Barwell Road Community Center, 5857 Barwell Park Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610

Monday, March 27, 3:30-6 p.m.
Cary Train Station, 211 N Academy St, Cary, NC 27511

Tuesday, March 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Millbrook Exchange Center, 1905 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27615

Wednesday, March 29, 4:30-7 p.m.
Wake County Eastern Regional Center, Conference Room, 1002 Dogwood Dr, Zebulon, NC 27597

Thursday, March 30, 4:30-7 p.m.
Wake County Southern Regional Center, Room 182, 130 N. Judd Parkway NE Fuquay-Varina, NC

The public meetings will be held by the Transit Planning Advisory Committee, a team charged with implementing the adopted Wake County Transit Plan. Members from all Wake County municipalities, GoTriangle, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, Wake County, NC State University and the Research Triangle Park comprise the TPAC.

Residents who cannot attend one of the meetings can comment on the FY 18 Draft Work Plan by visiting waketransit.com or contacting David Powe, GoTriangle Public Outreach Specialist, at dpowe@gotriangle.org or 919-485-7522. Printed copies of the draft work plan will be available at all Wake County public libraries. For a list of locations visit, www.wakegov.com/libraries/locations/. The public can comment on the draft work plan through April 3, 2017.

The Wake County Transit Plan will be implemented over a 10-year period and includes tripling existing bus service, creating Bus Rapid Transit corridors, and a commuter rail connection between Garner, Raleigh, Cary, RTP and Durham.

To learn more about the Wake County Transit Plan, visit, waketransit.com.

Wake County Transit Plan is Moving Forward

Today, the GoTriangle Board of Trustees approved a $3 increase to the Annual Motor Vehicle Tax in Wake County to partially fund the 10-year Wake County Transit Plan. The board’s action follows earlier approval today by GoTriangle’s Special Tax Board.

The Annual Motor Vehicle Tax is outlined in the Wake Transit Fiscal Year 18 Draft Work Plan that was released earlier this week for public comment. The FY 18 Draft Work Plan outlines specific proposals, and the governing agencies are requesting public comment between Feb. 20, 2017, and April 3, 2017. Each year, there will be a new plan with plenty of time to comment on the projects within it.

Funds from the vehicle license tax will help pay for Wake Transit Plan improvements that will be phased in over a 10-year period. The plan includes a tripling of bus service, four Bus Rapid Transit Corridors and Commuter Rail service connecting Garner, Raleigh, Cary, RTP and Durham.

To comment on the FY 18 Draft Annual Work Plan, visit, www.waketransit.com/fy18-work-plan/, or contact David Powe, Public Outreach Specialist, at dpowe@gotriangle.org or 919-485-7522. To learn more about the Wake Transit Plan, visit, http://www.waketransit.com/transitplan.