Mark Your Calendar: Recommended Transit Plan to be Unveiled

The Wake County Transit Plan partners and the consultants are currently completing work on the Recommended Wake County Transit Plan. They will officially share it with the public for the first time on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015.

It is anticipated that the plan would be adopted this spring when the Wake County Board of Commissioners will consider placing a half-cent sales tax referendum on the November 2016 ballot.

Interested citizens are encouraged to come to an open house on Dec. 8 from 4–8 p.m. at the Raleigh Convention Center, located at 500 S. Salisbury St. in downtown Raleigh, to learn more about the plan.

There is no formal presentation planned; drop by any time during the event to ask questions of staff and gain a better understanding of the benefits the plan offers.

The plan promises to change the face of public transportation around Wake County. Highlights of the plan will include:

  • Significantly Expanded Bus Service: With an improved and expanded bus system, buses will run more frequently over a longer period and cover a wider area.
  • Bus Rapid Transit (BRT): These buses will provide riders with reliable, fast transportation using a mix of technology, dedicated lanes, and other tools and techniques to move around congestion and stay on schedule.
  • Commuter Rail Transit (CRT): This method offers a way to use existing rail corridors to create train connections around the community and region.

Our partnership built this plan based on feedback and input from the public and key stakeholders, as well as extensive technical and financial analysis. Through meetings, websites and social media over the past year, thousands of people contributed great thoughts and ideas. The consultants and partners are using them as a foundation for the recommended plan.