Campaign Statement on Gasoline Shortage and Transportation Options
With several Triangle area filling stations out of gasoline, the Moving Wake County Forward campaign reminds people that there are several transit options available right now, and that our growing region will have far more options in future years – if voters approve the Wake public transportation referendum this fall.
Going forward, a successful fall referendum vote on public transportation will provide travelers with significantly increased public transit options in Wake County.
“Absentee voting has already started, and early voting exactly begins one month from today,” said Tashni Dubroy, president of Shaw University and co-chair of the transit campaign. “While higher gas prices associated with the fuel supply disruption are likely temporary, the need to create affordable transportation options will only increase as our community grows.”
"Once funded, this plan will triple bus service in 10 years, resulting in 70% of all jobs being within a half mile of a transit stop,” said Mark Stohlman, Morrisville Mayor and co-chair of the transit campaign. “With a successful referendum vote this fall and an enhanced transit program in place, Wake County residents will have real and reliable transportation options - and be less vulnerable to gas shortages such as we are dealing with now."
Today, drivers can learn more about available bus routes, rideshare and bike options – including real-time information on when their bus will arrive – at GoTriangle.org, triangle.transloc.com, or by calling 919-485-RIDE.
About Moving Wake County Forward
Moving Wake County Forward is a bipartisan effort dedicated to creating a modern public transportation system that relieves traffic congestion, grows our economy, and provides new and better transportation options for everyone. The committee has launched a campaign in support of the upcoming referendum to fund the approved, bipartisan Wake County Transit Plan. The referendum will be located at the very end of the upcoming November 8 ballot.