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Wake County Transit Investment Strategy

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The Wake County Board of Commissioners has established the expectation that proposed investments in transit should be structured, prioritized and justified similar to other investments the County makes on behalf of its citizens. To create an appropriate transit investment strategy the County is partnering with the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, the City of Raleigh, the Town of Cary, Triangle Transit, NC State University, the Raleigh-Durham Airport and the Research Triangle Park Foundation to fund additional studies.

Transit consultants Jarrett Walker and Kimley-Horn have been hired to review previous work produced by local planning staff and provide a new vision for transit in Wake County.

This new effort will have two major initiatives – public outreach and public education about system design and the trade-offs to be made when investing in transit.

The new process will include scenarios that allow the public to understand possible transit opportunities for our community.

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In July 2014 the Wake County Board of Commissioners established expectations on what a transit investment strategy should look like and what information it should contain.

2014 Wake County Transit Panel 

In November 2013 the Wake County Commissioners invited three national transit experts to comment on the Draft Wake County Transit Plan. The comments of these experts informed Commissioners' expectation for a transit investment strategy.

2012 Draft Wake County Transit Plan 

In 2010–2012 Wake County worked with various transit agencies and municipal partners to compile a "complete" picture of existing transit investment "thinking" and "planning." The Wake County Board of Commissioners used this document to inform its expectation for a transit investment strategy.

Transit Planning History

The Research Triangle Region has been planning for further transit investment for many years. This link details major steps and decisions, and details why and when Wake County engaged in the transit conversation.

Transit Systems 

Various operators provide transit services currently within Wake County.

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