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FY2023 Recommended Wake Transit Work Plan available for community input

 

Community input is critical in developing the FY2023 Wake Transit Work Plan. Annually, the Wake Transit planners listen to community input as they update the Work Plan. The annual Wake Transit Work Plan includes operating and capital investments that will receive funding during the next fiscal year, July through June.

Community members submitted their comments regarding the FY2023 “Draft” Wake Transit Work Plan earlier this year. As the FY2023 “Recommended” Wake Transit Work Plan was developed, community input on the draft plan was an important part of the planning process. The recommended version of the Work Plan is now available for community review and comment. Please take a few minutes now to submit your comments. This is the final community review and comment period for the year’s Wake Transit Work Plan. The 30-day comment period opened on April 29 and will close on May 29.

After the comment period closes, the FY2023 Recommended Wake Transit Work Plan will be “recommended” for adoption by the NC Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) and the GoTriangle governing boards. The Work Plan can be reviewed here. Thank you for your time and participation in this annual effort to optimize the Wake Transit program to best serve the needs of our community. A public hearing is scheduled for 4 p.m., May 18 during the CAMPO Executive Board meeting.

  • A total of $121.7 million is budgeted in the Recommended Wake Transit Work Plan for FY2023. An estimated $107.5 million of that total will be collected through the transit-dedicated, half-cent sales tax. The remaining balance will be derived from a mixture of other funding sources.
  • The Work Plan’s $29.8 million operating budget provides the necessary funding to administer the Wake Transit program and continue bus service enhancements funded by the program in previous fiscal years. The operating budget includes just over $2 million dollars for new and established Community Funding Area Program services such as Morrisville’s new Smart Shuttle service, the Wake Forest Circulator, and the upcoming GoApex Route 1. It also includes $670,680 for the City of Raleigh to initiate the first phase of Route 9, which is a new high-frequency bus service along the busy Hillsborough Street corridor through downtown.
  • The Work Plan’s $91.9 million capital budget allocates funding toward the planning, design, and construction of new transit centers, stations, and enhanced transfer points; continued improvements to park-and-ride lots and local bus stops; the expansion and construction of system support facilities; and, the purchase of alternative fuel buses and other vehicles.
  • Two of the larger proposed capital expenditures are for the construction phase of the Raleigh Union Station project and the final design phase of the Wake BRT: Southern Corridor Combined, Wake Transit’s investment in capital projects will improve service reliability, access to transit, and the rider experience while providing new and enhanced travel options to meet evolving customer needs. About $47 million is proposed to be allocated to specific FY2023 projects with the remainder placed in fund balance to support future efforts.

Are you interested in following Wake Transit’s progress on Twitter? Visit @WakeTransit. You can also sign up for email updates at the bottom of this webpage.  

Special Note: There is also an opportunity to provide input for the Wake and Durham Bus Plans Update here.  

 

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