Besides expanded bus service, the Wake County Transit Plan also helps open the door for developing transit services within local communities that currently do not provide transit services by providing matching funds to municipalities that choose to develop and operate local bus service.
In addition, many Wake County residents depend on rural, on-demand transit services to get to medical appointments, grocery stores and other necessary destinations. The plan will increase funding to GoWake Access that serves the elderly and disabled throughout the county.
Increased bus service includes:
- Expand existing frequent bus service from 17 to 83 miles, with service at least every 15 minutes.
- Improve links between colleges and universities, employment centers, medical facilities, dense residential areas, RDU Airport and downtowns.
- Operate routes every 30 or 60 minutes to provide more coverage across the county.