In the 2016 General Election, Wake County voters made their voices heard and approved a one-half cent local sales and use tax referendum to fund the Wake County Transit Plan.
The transit plan will help residents get where they need to go more easily. It will provide improved connections within Wake County and across the Triangle region through expanded bus service and commuter rail from Garner to Durham.
What Happens Next?
Over the next few months, the GoTriangle Board of Trustees will take the steps necessary to put the sales tax increase into effect in Wake County. It is expected that the additional tax will be collected starting in spring 2017.
Once GoTriangle begins collection of the tax, residents and visitors will start to see parts of the plan come to life, such as increased bus service in certain corridors, increased frequencies on some existing routes and extended bus service hours. Other steps such as implementation of dedicated lanes and stations for bus rapid transit and commuter rail will take place over the middle to later years of the 10-year plan.