The Wake County Board of Commissioners discussed a County Transit Investment Strategy at a work session today. The Board reviewed and discussed a proposed process to develop a transportation strategy in Wake County that aligns transportation and transit investments to provide competitive and convenient services at a financially feasible cost per rider.
The County’s goal is to support community discussion and development of transit strategies that evaluate investment alternatives, feasibility and governance. The proposal emphasizes working with its transit partners, including Triangle Transit (TTA), the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO), North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), the municipalities within Wake County and other key organizations, to conduct necessary studies and identify, evaluate and develop potential solutions.
At the end of the process, the partners expect to have a portfolio of transportation solutions and investment options for multiple corridors and all areas within the County. This would also include an implementation strategy that will be well-managed, implemented strategically over time, and will link investment and spending to usage and demand.
At the end of the work session, the Board of Commissioners agreed that a request for proposals (RFP) should be released for a consultant to conduct transit studies to address the Board of Commissioners information request and next steps on transit. The consultant would be jointly chosen and funded by Wake County, CAMPO, Triangle Transit, the City of Raleigh, the Town of Cary, N.C. State, RDU, and the Research Triangle Foundation.
The official transit information and next steps document detailing the Board of Commissioners expectations is located here.