Is Wake County Putting the Brakes on Bus Rapid Transit?
By Brent Woodcox
After passing a 1/2 percent sales tax increase in November of 2016, county leaders and transportation planners were hailing bus rapid transit as the future for public transportation in Raleigh and around Wake County. Now it appears they are taking a step back from that.
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It's not clear how this will affect bus riders in Raleigh over the short term. Bus rapid transit will require land acquisition, planning of transit corridors and a long term strategic process. In the meantime, taxpayers will continue to pay higher sales taxes in Wake County based on a plan that is stalled for the moment.