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​Transportation in Wake County includes many local and state options such as state and federal highways, local bus transit systems, and international air travel from RDU.


Active transportation projects:

Wake County 2013 Transit Panel

Wake County Transit Plan

Wake County Adopted Transportation Plans

Fortify, also known as the I-40/440 Rebuild Project: The project, which is part of a 10-year mobility plan, requires rebuilding 11.5 miles of roadway in the southern section of I-40/440. For more information including maps of the project area, live traffic cameras, transit options, employer resources, and driver information, visit

Southwest Wake Area Study: Routes from southwest Wake County and northern Harnett County to Cary, Raleigh and RTP consistently are cited among the most congested commuter routes in the Triangle. The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization has commissioned a study to identify a sustainable transportation strategy for the area.

Southeast High Speed Rail: Richmond, Va., to Raleigh, N.C., Passenger Rail Project

Triangle Regional Transit Program: Triangle Transit, in collaboration with Wake County, local municipalities, regional planning organizations, state and federal agencies and the public, continues to evaluate new and improved mass transit services with the goal of creating a regional rail transit system and significant expansion of the bus-way network to address the region’s transportation needs.

Complete 540: NCDOT is conducting work to determine where the final sections of NC 540 in Wake County will be located. For more information visit:

Three separate public meetings are being held in the project study area. The purpose of these meetings is to provide the latest information about the Complete 540 study and to collect public input. NCDOT staff and consultants will be there to receive your comments and answer your questions. These meetings will be in an open-house format, meaning you may attend at any time during the posted hours. Formal presentations will not be made at the meetings. The same information will be available at each of the three meetings, which are being held in different parts of the project study area for the convenience of all who would like to attend.


Transportation Resources:

Road Maintenance

Long Range Transportation Planning

Transit Systems

Road Naming

Car Pools/Ride Share

Traffic Web Cameras

Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)


Podcast: Listen to Wake County Live radio show with former County Manager David Cooke and Triangle Transit General Manager David King discussing transit:


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