2019 Mid-Year Update – Transit & Commuting

BRT and Commuter Rail Transit

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and Commuter Rail service continue to move forward in achieving our 10-year commitment to the voters. The plan has been to implement 20 miles of BRT running down New Bern, Capital, Western and Wilmington Streets in Raleigh, as well as develop 37 miles of commuter rail connecting Garner, Raleigh, Morrisville, Cary, RTP (with a spur to the airport) and Durham.

Triangle Bike Way

As Vice Chair of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, we will begin a feasibility study for the Triangle Bike Way that will run along the I-40 corridor from Trenton Rd. where it will connect with the greenway system towards Morrisville, Cary, RTP, Durham Orange County and Chapel Hill. Once complete, it will be only a few short miles to go from Raleigh directly into RTP. With the new electric-assist bicycles, my guess is that the commute will be faster, and a lot more fun than driving and enduring the I-40 parking lot.

Youth GoPass and Free Transit for Seniors

It is an honor to serve as Treasurer on the GoTriangle Board of Trustees. We at GoTriangle believe we are building transit riders for life, in addition to growing transit ridership today.

The Youth GoPass has been an amazing success with more than 2,000 students signing up for free access to transit. Many are sharing heartfelt stories of independence and confidence as they experience a new level of freedom and mobility.

Seniors are next, with free transit passes starting in August. In addition, this fall we’ll be introducing a whole host of new routes, easier ways to pay, and more real-time information about where the transit service is on its route.

Additional 2019 Mid-Year Updates:

Green Spaces & The Environment     Health, Wellness & Safety     Fixed & Low-Income Resources