Wake Transit Plan is moving forward!

The first round of transit updates are in effect!

 

This new service kicks off a 10-year investment in transit that will connect all Wake County communities and increase access to frequent, reliable mobility options. Click here to find out what the Wake County Transit Plan includes over the next decade.

GoCary

For the first time ever, riders in Cary can enjoy Sunday Service! GoCary will also increase midday frequencies to every 30 minutes on Routes 3, 4, 5 and 6 Monday through Saturday.

While youth 12 and under have always rode for free, GoCary is now offering students ages 13 to 18 half-price fares! (School ID or driver’s license will be required as proof of age).

GoRaleigh

Bus riders can expect Sunday service to increase to same levels as Saturday on all GoRaleigh routes with the following exceptions:
– No departures at or after 11 PM on Sunday
– R-Line hours remain unchanged [1 PM -8 PM]

Sunday service will also be added to Route 3 along Glascock Street, Route 10 along Longview and Route 15L to Trawick Road. Route 31 to New Hope Commons will drop Sunday service, however.

Riders can also look forward to increased service on Route 7 South Sanders:

– Monday-Friday will receive additional trips mid-day and operate every 15 minutes.

GoTriangle

Increasing frequency on Route 100 between the GoRaleigh Station and the Regional Transit Center (RTC) in Durham to every 30 minutes Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and starting at 6:40 a.m. Saturday. Route 100 stops at N.C. State University and RDU before continuing to the RTC, where riders can catch a GoTriangle Route 700 bus to Durham or a Route 800 bus to Chapel Hill.

GoTriangle is also adding midday trips, Saturday trips and new night and Sunday service between Raleigh and Cary on Route 300.

 

The Fight to Preserve Transit Funding is Underway

The popular TIGER grant program that the Trump administration had targeted for outright elimination, was vindicated when Senate appropriators unanimously rejected the president’s budget requests to eliminate the TIGER grant program, halt all new federally supported transit construction, and slash passenger rail service. The Senate actually proposed increasing its funding by $50 million.

Though this is all good news, the fight to preserve transit funding is far from over. Though the House didn’t follow the president’s request to fully eliminate the program, a 27% cut to transit funding was still approved. A cut like that would result in a handful of transit projects that already have local or state dollars in hand not receiving the full funding they were promised to proceed. And then delays to those projects would cascade through the pipeline and postpone every other transit project waiting for their turn to get a share of this tiny annual amount of federal funding. (For example, the 10-year Wake Transit plan in line for federal funds would be threatened by any disruption to federal transit funding.)