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 Transit Investment Strategy
Wake County Adopted Transportation Plans
Intercity Passenger Rail Survey: NCDOT is in the process of evaluating improvements and upgrades to passenger train services and offerings. Feedback from the survey will help NCDOT provide the best service possible. NCDOT and Amtrak provide daily train service between Charlotte and New York City, called the Carolinian; and daily train service to and from Charlotte and Raleigh and cities in between called the Piedmont. To learn more about North Carolina’s Amtrak visit www.NCByTrain.org.
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 fortifync.com.
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
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:
Long Range Transportation Planning
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: