RTA Priority: Progress the implementation of the Wake Transit plan

The Wake Transit referendum gained voter approval in November 2016 to secure a dedicated, locally-controlled funding source for the $2.1 billion, 10-year Wake Transit plan.

Countywide and regional partners are now undergoing detailed planning efforts and studies to implement the plan over the next 10 years.

Current Efforts

RTA is engaged in the acceleration of the Wake Transit plan and rapid service improvements. The regional business community is focused on the experience and perception of the new enhanced transit system including considerations for propulsion technologies including electric vehicles, dedicated RED bus lanes, and stop/station investments. Read more about these opportunities in this RTA blog postRTA is also encouraging the development of a public dashboard and timeline to sustain support and increase awareness of the benefits and progress of transit.

Recent Successes

  • 2018 Wake Transit work plan approved June 2017 (RTA summary); service improvements began Aug. 2017
  • Wake Transit referendum gained voter approval in November 2016
  • RTA led communications strategy and media outreach for the successful Wake Transit referendum campaign fall 2016
  • RTA spearheaded the push for a scalable, bus rapid transit-based approach for Wake County which became the foundation of the approved, bipartisan Wake County transit plan, released Dec. ’15

More information about Wake Transit implementation:

More information about prior RTA efforts leading to the approved Wake Transit plan and successful 2016 referendum campaign: letsgetmoving.org/waketransitreferendum