Campaign Launches to Advance Modern Transit for Wake County

RALEIGH — Business, elected, and community leaders will gather at Shaw University on September 8 at 10 a.m. to formally launch a campaign supporting the passage of the fall 2016 referendum that will fund the approved, bipartisan Wake County Transit Plan.  A press conference will be held in the Shaw University President’s Conference Room, Estey Hall.

Speakers include:

  • Tashni-Ann Dubroy, president, Shaw University
  • John Kane, CEO, Kane Realty
  • James Roberson, mayor of Knightdale
  • Mark Stohlman, mayor of Morrisville

The Wake County Transit Plan will relieve traffic congestion, grow our economy, and provide better travel options for all Wake County families. The Wake County Board of Commissioners, the GoTriangle Board of Trustees, and the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization unanimously approved the plan in spring 2016.

A dedicated, locally-controlled half-cent sales tax is proposed as the plan’s primary local funding source. Wake County voters will decide on the sales tax at the polls via referendum during the Nov. 8 general election. The referendum has broad support, and has already been endorsed by over 50 business and community organizations including eight chambers of commerce, Homebuilders Association of Raleigh-Wake, League of Women Voters of Wake County, and NC Conservation Network. 

More information about the Wake County Transit Plan and the upcoming referendum vote can be found at www.MovingWakeForward.com.