RTA members,

We have an important opportunity to offer feedback and suggestions on the first year of enhanced transit implementation in Wake County.

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.

Some highlights of the draft work plan for 2017-18 include:

  • Increased frequency for two GoTriangle regional routes between RTP and Raleigh
  • Expansion of the existing core 15-minute frequent network by adding the S. Saunders route in Raleigh
  • Increased mid-day frequency on most GoCary routes
  • Extended Sunday service hours for GoRaleigh, and new Sunday service for GoCary

The first full year of the 10-year Wake transit plan will provide $91m in revenue. In general terms, this will be allocated to bus improvements (20%), studies and plan administration (20%), and a reserve fund for BRT and commuter rail construction later in the 10-year plan (60%).

You can view an overview presentation of the proposed 2018 work plan here (especially slides 15-22) and the detailed plan here.

If you have comments on the plan, you can e-mail them to us, or share them online directly with Wake Transit partners (touch control-F and enter “share” to quickly get to the form).

The regional business community is pleased to see these rapid service improvements come to fruition. RTA will continue to encourage consideration of potential elements to improve the transit experience in Wake County and regionwide, including dedicated “RED” lanes and alternative fuel options.

Thank you again for your support of the Wake Transit referendum last fall, making our region “3 for 3” in passing countywide dedicated transit funding that will support our community both now and as we grow.

Let’s get moving,

Joe

Joe Milazzo II, PE
RTA Executive Director