Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Wake Transit Plans : Public Meeting March 5

We are providing this info on behalf of CAFT:

On behalf of the Capital Area Friends of Transit coalition, I invite you to attend this informative meeting, hosted by Mayor Charles Meeker, on plans for transit in Wake County. The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) and Triangle Transit will provide an overview of transit plans recently approved by CAMPO. Legislators will update folks on the new transit legislation, the Congestion Relief/Intermodal Transport bill – that will give counties the authority to hold a referendum for a ½ cent sales tax.

CAFT : An alliance of local organizations, civic leaders and citizens

Public Meeting March 5th on Wake Transit Plan and Transit Legislation -- YOU ARE INVITED!

Please join Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker , NC Representative Deborah Ross and transit officials Thursday, March 5 at 6:30-7:30 pm for a public meeting on the future of transit for Wake County. This will be a great opportunity to learn about the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization's proposal for transit in Wake County and to learn how it might affect you. Rep. Ross will describe recently introduced transit legislation -- HB 148 and SB 151. Plus, the Capital Area Friends of Transit (CAFT) will give an update on activities of our coalition.

** RTN CHANNEL 11 will air meeting live -- so tune in if you can't make it !

The proposed Wake County Plan for transit includes:

doubling of bus service throughout the county, including express service to several towns beyond Raleigh.
light rail from NW Cary through West Raleigh, NCSU, downtown Raleigh and up to Triangle Town Center
Here's the map of the plan (click on "transit" section). For more information or to comment online, visit www.campo-nc.us.