Early studies of the commuter rail project included in Wake and Durham Counties’ transit plans have shown two out of the eight route scenarios studied would likely qualify for the federal funding needed to complete the project. An exploratory study, known as the Major Investment Study (MIS), was authorized by the two counties and completed in May 2019. The study looked at the people, homes and businesses along the corridor and evaluated environmental factors that could affect the project.
Wake County’s draft transit work plan outlines big-impact investments for the county and at the top of that list is a $67 million project for the next fiscal year, which will fund the county’s first bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor along New Bern Avenue in East Raleigh, N.C., with an expected completion at the end of 2023.
Plans for a 100-acre development in Research Triangle Park took a big leap forward this week with the launch of a new partnership set to build up to 1 million square feet of new office space in what will be the first high-rise buildings in RTP.
Raleigh ranks second on Numbeo’s Quality of Life Index for 2020 – moving up one spot from number three last year. The index assesses 227 cities internationally.