Posted on: March 13, 2017

Wake County Transit Plan Meeting

Wake County Transit

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 the 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, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Chavis Community Center, 505 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Raleigh, NC 27601

•Tuesday, March 21, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Carolina Pines Community Center, 2305 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh NC 27603

•Wednesday, March 22, 4:30pm - 7:00pm

Wake County Northern Regional Center, Room 153, 350 E. Holding Ave. Wake Forest, NC 27587

•Thursday, March 23, 6:30pm – 8:30 pm

Barwell Road Community Center, 5857 Barwell Park Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610

•Monday, March 27, 3:30pm - 6:00pm

Cary Train Station, 211 N Academy St, Cary, NC 27511

•Tuesday, March 28, 6:30pm – 8:30 pm,

Millbrook Exchange Center, 1905 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27615

•Wednesday, March 29, 4:30pm - 7:00pm

Wake County Eastern Regional Center, Conference Room, 1002 Dogwood Dr, Zebulon, NC 27597

Thursday, March 30, 4:30pm - 7:00pm

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 dpowe@gotriangle.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.

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