Following voter approval of the Wake transit referendum, GoTriangle has released a draft plan of the first year of the ten-year Wake County Transit plan. The public is invited to make comments and suggestions on the plan up until April 3, 2017. In addition to this, there are public input meetings being held across Wake County (with four in Raleigh) on the FY18 Work Plan. GoTriangle, along with the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO), Wake County, and all twelve municipalities in Wake County have been developing this proposal and so far it includes improvements for bus stops across Wake County, extending routes later into the night, and adding more hours in the midday and weekends in Raleigh and Cary and to destinations such as RDU Airport. The proposal also includes funding to continue and expand some express routes across the county. GoTriangle states that funds collected from the one-half sales tax could be used to study and help fund future major improvements such as Bus Rapid Transit corridors, ordering new buses, a new bus facility adjacent to Raleigh Union Station, and a Commuter Rail system connecting Garner and Durham with stops in Raleigh, Cary, Morrisville, and RTP, as well as for studies on land use and affordable housing along transit lines.
To view and comment on the FY 2018 Draft Annual Work Plan, visit, www.waketransit.com/fy18-work-plan/, or contact David Powe (formally of WakeUP), Public Outreach Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-485-7522.