Wake Transit Referendum

In November 2016, Wake County voters approved a transit-dedicated half-cent sales tax investment to expand and better connect the public transit network throughout Wake County. The plan will:

  • Connect the region.
  • Connect all Wake County communities.
  • Provide frequent, reliable urban mobility.
  • Enhance access to transit.

Transit improvements in Wake County will include:

  • Expanding bus service.

  • Improving bus stops and shelters.

  • Implementing bus rapid transit.

  • Building a 37-mile commuter rail system.

Planning for our region’s growth

The Triangle is one of the fastest-growing regions in the nation. Wake County alone has more than a million residents, and that number grows by more than 60 people per day. With new residents comes more congestion. The Wake Transit Plan is part of a larger regional investment to expand access and opportunities and help connect more people to jobs, schools, health care and entertainment.

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Accessibility will be enhanced with a transit stop within walking distance of 54 percent of the homes and 80 percent of the jobs in Wake County.

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Every $1 invested in public transportation generates approximately $4 in economic returns.

Source: American Public Transportation Association

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Every $1 billion invested in public transportation supports and creates more than 50,000 jobs.

Source: American Public Transportation Association

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Home values perform 42 percent better on average if homes are located near public transportation with high-frequency service.

Source: American Public Transportation Association