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 first year of the 10-year plan to enhance Wake County’s transit system.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.