Public encouraged to comment on first improvements in Wake County 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 the 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.

One thought on “Public encouraged to comment on first improvements in Wake County Transit Plan

  • March 26, 2017 at 10:53 am
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    I live off of Avent Ferry Road in Raleigh. I ride the bus several times a week to different parts of the city. I take Avent Ferry Road #11 different times of day. It is always full and people standing on bus. I really think it will be better for riders if the #11 Avent Ferry Road bus runs every 30 minutes to Moore Square and back. With the bus going every 30 minutes it will keep riders (older riders 55 and older standing waiting on the high school and college students to get off the bus) from standing and help riders make make better connection to other buses like the #1, #22, #6, #15 and Go Triangle and Go Cary Buses.
    Example: it takes my friend over 3 hours daily to get from Avent Ferry Road to work on Capital Blvd. He rides the bus 6 days week. I really think you can get this ride cut down by 30 minutes a ride. A lot of riders depend on the buses to get to and from work and doctors appointment daily. Thanks from reading this. I hope changes will be made soon.

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