What is Wake Transit?

Wake County has more than a million residents, and that number grows by an estimated 67 people per day. With more people comes more traffic congestion. That's why Wake County voters chose in November 2016 to invest in the Wake Transit Plan with a half-cent transit-designated sales tax. Over the next 10 years, the Wake Transit Plan will triple countywide bus service, increase the number of routes running every 15 minutes or less and add bus rapid transit and commuter rail systems. See the entire plan here.

Raleigh Cary and GoTriangle busesThose improvements will bring a transit stop within half a mile of 50 percent of the homes and 70 percent of the jobs in Wake County.

The Wake Transit Plan includes four “Big Moves” to:

  • Connect the region.
  • Connect all Wake County communities.
  • Create frequent, reliable urban mobility.
  • Enhance access to transit.

Learn more at GoForwardNC.org/Wake


Proposed improvements for 2019

The Fiscal Year 2019 Draft Work Plan outlines proposed transit investments from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019. For GoTriangle, the plan includes:

  • Increasing frequency on the routinely crowded DRX express route between Durham and Raleigh and the CRX express route between Chapel Hill and Raleigh.
  • Extending service hours on Route 100, which serves Raleigh-Durham International Airport, and Route 300, which runs between Cary and Raleigh.
  • Adding operating hours at the Regional Transit Information Center, where many riders transfer to other routes or buy passes.

From now until March 12, you can review and provide feedback on the plans by emailing comments to info@waketransit.com or mailing them to GoTriangle, Attn. Ashley Hooper, PO Box 13787, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Location: 
Wake County
Estimated Start Date: 
2017 (April)
Estimated Completion Date: 
2027
Current Phase: