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Which Transit Option Should Wake County Pick?

A picture of a Triangle Transit bus.
Traingle Transit

Wake County has unveiled four options for its new transit plan.

The choices are divided between rapid rail and bus plans. One option in each category concentrates on frequent service for limited routes. The other option of each would expand coverage while sacrificing frequency. 

Planning Development Director Tim Maloney wants residents to consider whether investments in infrastructure or frequency would better serve the community.

"It is not, 'Pick option 1, 2, or 3,' Maloney says. '"It is, 'Look at all the elements of each scenario, or each option and find out where we need to be, with possibly combinations of each one.'"
Maloney says Wake Transit officials are eager to present the options to community groups. Plan options are also available at Wake Transit website, where residents can offer public feedback. 

The public is welcome to attend the following meetings:

  • Wednesday, May 13, 2015
    Garner Senior Center, 205 E. Garner Road, Garner
    Wake Forest Town Hall, 301 S. Brooks St., Wake Forest
    Wendell Community Center, 601 W. Third St., Wendell
  • Thursday, May 14, 2015
    Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W. Ballentine St., Holly Springs
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015
    The Cary Theater, 122 E. Chatham St., Cary
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015
    GoRaleigh Transit Operations Facility, 4104 Poole Road, Raleigh
  • Wednesday, June 10, 2015
    Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex 27502

Wake Transit released the video below explaining how the choices were formed and what each option includes:

Rebecca Martinez produces podcasts at WUNC. She’s been at the station since 2013, when she produced Morning Edition and reported for newscasts and radio features. Rebecca also serves on WUNC’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) Committee.
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