Road Worrier blog
Posted by Bruce Siceloff - staff columnist on March 10, 2014
County tax collectors were told they would start seeing more money rolling in last year after the state Division of Motor Vehicles took on the chore of collecting local vehicle property taxes.
It hasnt worked out that way so far, Wake Countys tax collector says.
Where car owners once paid DMV fees of $28 to $33 each year, now they must add $100 to $200 to cover the local property tax bill. The idea was that drivers really want those new tags and registration stickers, so theyll be more diligent about paying those taxes.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on February 28, 2014
Jim Hartmann, now county manager for Seminole County, Fla., was named Friday to succeed David Cooke as Wake County manager.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on February 27, 2014
After declining since 2011 to talk about plans for bus and rail transit investments, Wake County commissioners will launch their conversation Friday. Transit advocates are impatient to catch up with neighboring Orange and Durham counties, which have plans already approved by voters.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on February 25, 2014
Eight years after the Federal Transit Administration killed a planned rail transit line between Durham and Raleigh, the agency approved the start of planning for a new transit line between UNC-Chapel Hill and downtown Durham.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on February 17, 2014
Campuses are more bike- and pedestrian-friendly, and more students are using the bus to get to class. Where 30 percent of UNC-Chapel Hill students drove alone to campus in 1997, that share fell to 18 percent in 2011.
Posted by Bruce Siceloff on February 15, 2014
Employers and commuters figured there would be plenty of time for everybody to get home Wednesday before the snow got heavy and the going got rough. They were wrong.