That's why building a consensus around a vision for the area’s transit is a priority for the Chamber. We have to ready Raleigh for the future.
Committee takes action
For nearly a year, a broad-based, bipartisan advisory group has been reviewing a variety of transit options and principles, guided by Wake County staff, regional transit partners, and transit consultants.
Last week, at the final meeting of the Wake Transit Advisory Committee, the group reviewed and compared several options and endorsed four primary recommendations to the Wake County Board of Commissioners and area transit partners. Those recommendations include:
- A significant expansion of bus service
- A rebalancing of existing and expanded bus service to emphasize productivity
- The implementation of more than 20 miles of bus rapid transit infrastructure
- The reservation of substantial matching funding for regional commuter rail
Dive deeper into the four recommendations, get a recap of how we got to this point, and find out what's next in this blog from Regional Transportation Alliance Executive Director Joe Milazzo II.
Moving our community forward, together
This process has been purposeful and focused and participants have been dedicated to the success of the effort and our community. Thank you to the members of the transit advisory committee their work and to the Wake County commissioners for their leadership.
Be on the lookout for further information and commentary from the Chamber and RTA in the coming weeks and months.