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, 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, waketransit.com/transitplan.