With the leadership and support of many Chamber members, local business, and elected partners, the Wake County half-cent sales tax referendum to fund a modern public transportation system has passed. Thanks to everyone who took part in this important community initiative. From posting yard signs to offering a donation, each contribution was significant to moving us forward.
It has been a pleasure seeing the community come together to develop the Wake Transit plan and support the referendum. The combination of a solid, bipartisan plan and broad, community support yielded its success.
We look forward to everyone’s continued engagement as we plan for our community’s future growth.
President and CEO
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The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce applauds the successful passage of the Wake County half-cent sales tax referendum to fund a modern public transportation system.
“Our region is growing quickly—Wake County’s population adds 64 people every day. This referendum gives our community the resources to be prepared for the future and to build a modern public transportation system that provides transportation options for everyone,” said Chamber President and CEO Tim Giuliani.
Successful passage of the referendum secures the dedicated, locally-controlled funding source to implement the approved, bipartisan Wake Transit plan. All three Triangle counties—Wake, Durham, and Orange—now have voter-approved referenda for enhanced regional transit.
Giuliani added, “With more than a million people already living in Wake County, we can plan for the continued growth that brings traffic and congestion and maintain our excellent quality of life.”
The Moving Wake County Forward referendum campaign was led by a diverse, broad-based committee co-chaired by Mayor Mark Stohlman of Morrisville, Mayor James Roberson of Knightdale, Dr. Tashni-Ann Dubroy of Shaw University, and John Kane of Kane Realty.
More information about the Wake County Transit can be found at www.waketransit.com.