Weigh in on the First Bus Rapid Transit Plans, Snapshots of Expanded Bus Networks
Citizens are invited to attend a public meeting from 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 15 at the Cary Arts Center to learn about and offer opinions on routes and priorities for the county’s first bus rapid transit corridors.
GoCary and GoTriangle staff will display plans for four bus rapid transit corridors in Wake County, including one in Cary, and maps of what the bus network might look like by 2021, 2024 and 2027.
Construction on the first corridor is expected to begin in 2022, with all four routes projected to be up and running by 2027.
Cary, NC – As the region moves forward with its community investment in transit, plans for building Wake County’s first bus rapid transit corridors and vastly expanding its bus network have been rolling along, and now it’s time for the public to get a peek and offer opinions on routes and priorities. Citizens are invited to drop in anytime between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. May 15 in the Paul Cooper room of the Cary Arts Center at 101 Dry Ave in Cary. GoCary and GoTriangle staff will display prospective plans for four bus rapid transit corridors in Wake County, including one in Cary, and maps of what the bus network might look like by 2021, 2024 and 2027.
“We are excited about the service expansions and infrastructure investments that will further enhance the GoCary system, in addition to providing seamless connections to our transit partners throughout the region,” said Kelly Blazey, GoCary Transit Services Administrator.
Approximately 20 miles of bus rapid transit will link Raleigh to Cary and Garner. Construction on the first corridor is expected to begin in 2022, with all four routes projected to be up and running by 2027.
The meetings are part of a two-phase outreach effort that will include taking feedback on these proposals, revising them and then giving the public another chance to weigh in this summer. Town of Cary staff will also be popping up at community events and the Cary Depot to talk about the plans. Look for them at the Ritmo Latino Festival on May 12, the Cary Train Depot on May 16 and Wheels on Academy on May 19.
All of the improvements are part of the 10-year Wake Transit Plan, which was put in place after voters in November 2016 approved a half-cent sales tax to invest in transit.
Can’t make it to a meeting? View the plans and take a survey at publicinput.com/waketransit. For more information or a map of GoCary’s current fixed routes, visit www.gocary.org or call (919) 485-RIDE(7433).
Ana Orlowsky, Transit Marketing Specialist, (919) 469-4086
Kelly Blazey, Transit Services Administrator, (919) 462-2080
Kathryn Trogdon, Public Information Specialist, (919) 380-4227
Deanna Hawkes, Deputy Public Information Officer, (919) 380-4240