In a unanimous vote, the GoTriangle Board of Trustees adopted the first annual Work Plan and budget for the Wake County Transit Plan. Today’s action follows an earlier vote by the executive board of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO).
“Voters last November said yes to improvements that will allow us to build a modern public transportation system giving people an alternative to driving in congestion,” said GoTriangle General Manager Jeff Mann. “Our board is fulfilling those promises with today’s vote, taking the first steps to better connect neighborhoods to jobs, education, health care and other important destinations.”
The Wake Transit Plan improvements will be phased in over a ten-year period and includes a tripling of bus service, four Bus Rapid Transit Corridors and a Commuter Rail connection between Garner, Raleigh, Cary, RTP and Durham.
Implementation planning will begin over the next couple of months. In advance, local staffs have identified improvements to the transit system in 2017 that can be made without needing new buses. Opportunities include extending routes later into the night and adding more hours in the midday and weekends. Specific proposals will be released for public comment later this year.
To learn more about the Wake Transit Plan, visit, www.waketransit.com.
GoTriangle offers safe, reliable, and easy-to-use travel choices including bus, bike, walking, carpool, and vanpool.
For more information, please contact Mike Charbonneau at 919-485-7413 or Brad Schulz at 919-485-7434.