The Wake County Northern Regional Center, 350 E. Holding Ave., will host a public meeting to solicit community input on the Wake County Transit Plan on Wednesday, Nov. 1, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Since Wake County voters approved a half-cent sales tax dedicated to transit in November 2016, bus routes have been expanded and frequency increased, new bus shelters are on the drawing board and major corridor studies are underway as part of the 10-year Wake County Transit Plan.
Now, it’s time to decide what should happen next, and transit planners are seeking the public’s help in setting priorities.
Is it more important to extend buses to areas of the county that do not have service or to add more frequent service where there is already a high concentration of existing and likely riders? That’s the kind of input residents can provide during Wednesday’s meeting and through an online survey at publicinput.com/waketransit.
At the meetings, residents can also learn more about plans for a bus rapid transit system that will designate bus-only lanes on highly traveled roads and for a commuter rail (train) line extending from Garner to Durham. Their input will also help planners identify neighborhoods and communities that might currently be underserved by transit.
For more information about the Wake County Transit Plan, visit www.waketransit.com.