The Wake County Transit Choices Report, drafted by Jarrett Walker and Associates and Kimley Horn, is now available and the public is invited to provide feedback through Thursday, March 5, 2015. The report steps back from detailed planning processes, and begins with the development of a strategy for identifying and allocating transit investments. It is one step in a multi-step planning process. Input from the public will be used to develop an Extended Transit Choices Report later this spring that will include transit service scenarios.
“This is a very important part of the transit strategy,” said Wake County Board of Commissioners Chair James West. “We want as many people as possible to review the report, begin to understand the choices – such as ridership verses coverage –we need to make as a community and, the elements that go into developing an investment plan.”
The report includes summaries of the following attributes and covers existing transit service and usage.
- Maps illustrating existing transit service by route
- Data on existing service frequency
- Data on existing transit ridership, including mapping of highest passenger origin and destination locations
- Land use mapping including existing and anticipated land uses, density, major activity centers, etc.
- Mapping of existing traffic volumes and capacity on key roadway arterials
- County’s current performance against several peer cities
The public is invited to read the report or to hear an overview before providing feedback. Feedback can be submitted as general questions or comments on the website or through the online survey. Two of the first information sessions will be:
- Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 12 p.m. at Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave. in Raleigh
- Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 12 p.m. at Express Library, 336 Fayetteville St in Raleigh
To request a presentation, contact Natalie Murdock at Triangle Transit at firstname.lastname@example.org.