Wake County has needed a new transit vision for years. Prior leadership hindered the development of a transit plan that made sense for the whole county, allowing our neighbors in Orange and Durham to get ahead of Wake, and endangering our ability to develop a Triangle-wide system of reliable, safe, frequent and pleasant public transportation.
John ran for County Commission on a pledge to fix those delays. For the past 9 months, Wake County has been engaged in a new planning effort. Read about it at http://www.waketransit.com/choices-report/ and weigh in by taking a survey or attending one of the many public input sessions that will help craft what our system will look like.
By the end of 2015, there will be a model, and by the end of 2016, the voters will have approved that plan. John’s vision of a transit system is one that provides reliable and frequent service to the largest feasible area of the county. Wake County has to start somewhere, but any plan must include a significant increase in investment in our bus service, along with a new option for express regional train or “superbus” service to connect us to our neighbors.
Whatever that plan ends up being, you will have a say in it.
Let’s Get Started.