Thanks to the many Wake County residents who came out to public meetings last month to share their thoughts on the Wake Transit Fiscal Year 2018 Draft Work Plan or who commented on the plan through waketransit.com. More than 50 individual comments as well as letters from agencies, municipalities and coalitions were received.
All comments are being considered by the Transit Planning Advisory Committee (TPAC), which is now reviewing the Draft Work Plan. TPAC is made up of representatives from all Wake County municipalities as well as GoTriangle, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, Wake County, NC State University and Research Triangle Park. Its role is to implement the Wake County Transit Plan.
The Draft Work Plan (for fiscal year July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018) outlines improvements such as expanding bus routes and increasing bus service proposed in first year of the 10-year Wake County Transit Plan. These improvements will enhance transit options across Wake County and the Triangle region.
The comment period began on Feb. 20 and ended on April 3. The TPAC is taking the public feedback into consideration as its members collaborate on finalizing the FY18 Draft Work Plan before July 1. After the TPAC review, the final work plan will be sent to the CAMPO and GoTriangle boards for approval before the beginning of the fiscal year.
Over the next 10 years, the transit plan proposes to triple countywide bus service, expand routes running every 15 minutes or less, and create bus rapid transit and commuter rail systems. Wake County residents can look forward to a transit stop within three-quarters of a mile of 54 percent of the homes and 80 percent of the jobs in the county.
To learn more about the Wake County Transit Plan, click here.