Public Encouraged to Comment on First Improvements in Wake County’s Transit Plan

Eight meetings scheduled across the county March 20-30

News posted Mar. 15, 2017 - 6:00 am

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, 6:30pm – 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 27526

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 919-485-7522. Printed copies of the draft work plan will be available at all Wake County public libraries (list of library 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.

When

  • Transit Plan Meeting
  • Mar 20, 2017
  • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Where

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

When

  • Transit Plan Meeting
  • Mar 21, 2017
  • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Where

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

When

  • Transit Plan Meeting
  • Mar 22, 2017
  • 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Where

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

When

  • Transit Plan Meeting
  • Mar 23, 2017
  • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Where

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

When

  • Transit Plan Meeting
  • Mar 27, 2017
  • 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Where

  • Cary Train Station
  • 211 N Academy St.
  • Raleigh, NC 27511

When

  • Transit Plan Meeting
  • Mar 28, 2017
  • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Where

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

When

  • Transit Plan Meeting
  • Mar 29, 2017
  • 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Where

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

When

  • Transit Plan Meeting
  • Mar 30, 2017
  • 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Where

  • Wake County Southern Regional Center
  • Room 182
  • 130 N. Judd Parkway NE
  • Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

For more information, contact

  • David Powe, GoTriangle Public Outreach Specialist, 919-485-7522
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