The last time Wake County Commissioners tried to push through a referendum on a half-cent increase to the sale tax rate to pay for mass transit, the effort fell short.
Voters never even got the chance to vote on the issue, in part because county leaders couldn’t get all their municipal counterparts to sign off on the plan.
With Wake County voters set to vote this fall on a half-cent sales tax increase that would help pay for mass transit projects, those responsible for planning and implementing projects are getting a closer look at how areas similar to the Triangle handle mass transit.
Garner Cleveland Record: Wake adopts transit plan, will seek voter approval of half-cent sales tax hike
Wake County residents will decide in November whether to increase the local sales tax by a half-cent to pay for what county leaders are calling a transformational transit plan that would connect the Triangle with more buses and trains.
Crews will be busy this summer on two momentous transportation projects in downtown Raleigh: a new Amtrak station and a renovated GoRaleigh Transit station.
Next year, trains will be rolling through Union Station, a $55 million project that also includes GoRaleigh bus service.
The Wake County Board of Commissioners decided Monday to put a referendum on the November ballot to raise the local sales tax rate by a half-cent to pay for mass transit projects.