The reality is that the complete 540 project study has taken much too long, but things are looking up as NCDOT and the NC Turnpike Authority seek to accelerate the project.
The Draft Wake County 2018 Transit Work Plan was released this week. It includes proposed increases in frequency on several existing transit routes as well as expanded service hours and improvements to bus stops countywide. Offer feedback and suggestions on the first year of enhanced transit implementation in Wake County.
Here are some possible elements of enhanced transit that the RTA business coalition will encourage careful consideration of as transit progresses in Wake County and across our region.
Blog by Matt Parson, Red Hat, RTA Emerging Technology and Paradigms chair
Today, the campaign to pass the fall Wake transit referendum held its kickoff event. The approved transit plan for Wake County envisions a dedicated, locally-controlled half-cent sales tax as its primary local funding source. The voters of Wake County will decide on the sales tax in a November 2016 referendum.
Our region achieved a remarkable milestone yesterday. Our largest county approved a regional transit plan for the first time – and also approved a fall referendum vote.
The recommended Wake Transit plan is good for our region, good for business, and good for our future. This point-of-view from RTA Executive Director Joe Milazzo II offers a few perspectives on the benefits of the plan.
RTA is partnering with the RDU Airport Authority to launch a multifaceted advertising campaign for the new RDU – Paris flight. Be on the lookout for RDU-Paris advertising via web, radio, tv, outdoor, event, and other channels.
The RTA has held nearly 20 Solutions Forum events over the past 12 years. The Town of Cary incorporated a suggestion from one of the forums into proposed improvements at a major intersection, and in fall 2015 NCDOT implemented the improvements.
Gabe Klein, keynote speaker for the RTA State of Mobility 2015 event and author of Start-Up City, offered responses to questions from RTA 2015 annual meeting participants.