Project Schedule

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  • Phase 2
  • Phase 3
  • Phase 4
  • Phase 5
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As the regional transit planning agency, GoTriangle is the project manager for creating and updating bus plans in our three-county area of Wake, Durham and Orange counties.

As part of this project, GoTriangle with its consultant Nelson\Nygaard will update the Wake County Bus Plan, create a Durham County Bus Plan and support the development of short-range transit plans for GoRaleigh, GoCary, GoTriangle, GoWake ACCESS, GoDurham and GoDurham ACCESS.

Each bus plan and short-range transit plan, which specify route alignments and capital investments such as bus stops and transit centers to reach the goals of the bus plans, serve a county’s overarching transit plan. The Wake County Transit Plan, originally adopted in 2016, was updated through 2030 in 2020, and the Durham County Transit Plan and Orange County Transit Plan are expected to be updated by June 30, 2022.

The bus plans will define how bus projects identified in the updated transit plans for FY 2024-2027​ will be implemented and determine the phasing of projects in FY 2028-2030​.

This bus plan process will start with a regional transit service assessment, including a market assessment, a route performance evaluation, an equity analysis of access to destinations, a COVID-19 service impact assessment and an analysis of gaps in transit service.

The market assessment will look at transit demand, including population, employment, densities, demographic characteristics and land uses.

The Wake Bus Plan update should be completed and adopted by October 2022. The Durham Bus Plan should be completed and adopted by February 2023.

This process will involve at least three rounds of community engagement in Wake County and two rounds in Durham and Orange counties.

When the draft bus plans and short-range transit plans are ready, GoTriangle and partners will present them and collect feedback to better understand community impacts of the proposals.

The comments will be summarized and the plans adjusted, then GoTriangle along with transit partners will present the final draft plans and collect feedback.

Governing boards in each county will then vote on whether to approve the plans. Short-range transit planswill be considered for approval by the transit agency’s approving bodies.

As GoTriangle goes through this processes, you’ll be able to find information about x, y and z here