The Wake County Transit Plan calls for the creation of an enhanced and improved regional transit system serving all of Wake County in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
The Wake County Board of Commissioners, the Go Triangle Board of Trustees, and the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization all unanimously approved the Plan in spring 2016.
The entire plan can be implemented in 10 years, quickly providing improvements across the County.
The approved, bipartisan, 10-year plan includes the following overall benefits
Core frequent network – The plan creates an interconnected rapid transit network that provides a high-frequency transit stop within ½ mile of more than 40% of the County’s jobs, major retail centers, entertainment areas, and medical facilities.
- The core frequent network will have service every 15 minutes, for 19 hours daily
- The core frequent network will initially be centered on Cary, Garner, and Raleigh,
with several portions of the network using new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridors
- All towns receive direct rush hour transit access to the core frequent network
- All towns receive either transit or drop-off all-day access to the core frequent network
Enhanced countywide transit network - The plan triples overall bus service while providing
a transit stop within ½ mile of more than 70% of all jobs and more than 40% of all residents.
Northern Wake County – Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wakefield area
- An all-day, every-day transit route from Downtown Wake Forest to Raleigh
- Express rush hour routes from both Rolesville and Wake Forest to Raleigh, linking to RTP via 540
- Park-and-ride or drop-off access to core frequent network via Triangle Town Center, providing access to northern BRT corridor
Eastern Wake County – Knightdale, Wendell, Zebulon area
- An all-day, every-day transit route from Knightdale to Raleigh
- Express rush hour service from Zebulon, Wendell, and Knightdale to Downtown Raleigh
- Park-and-ride or drop-off access to core frequent network via New Bern Avenue,
providing access to eastern BRT corridor
Southern Wake County – Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Wake Tech main campus area
- All-day, every-day transit routes from both Garner and Wake Tech to Downtown Raleigh
- Express rush hour service from Fuquay-Varina and Wake Tech to Downtown Raleigh
- Rush hour commuter rail service from Garner to Raleigh, Cary, Morrisville, and Durham
- Transit access to core frequent network via US 401, providing access to southern BRT corridor
Southwestern Wake County – Apex, Holly Springs area
- All-day, every-day transit route from Apex to Raleigh
- Express rush hour routes from Holly Springs and Apex to Raleigh and from Apex to RTP
- Park-and-ride or drop-off access to core frequent network via Cary and Western Blvd., providing access to western BRT corridor
Western Wake County – Cary, Morrisville area
- All-day, every day transit route from Morrisville and Cary to RTP and Raleigh
- Rush hour commuter rail service from Cary, Morrisville to Raleigh, Garner, and Durham
- Core frequent network in Downtown and eastern Cary, using western BRT corridor
Central Wake County – Raleigh area
- Expanded all-day, every day transit routes from Raleigh to several nearby communities
- Rush hour commuter rail service from Raleigh to Garner, Cary, Morrisville, and Durham
- Core frequent network in several areas of Raleigh, using portions of multiple BRT corridors