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Wake bus-rail transit choices to be aired at public meetings through July

New rounds of public meetings are scheduled across Wake County through July for county residents to learn about four scenarios for future investments in trains and buses for a public transit network.

At each event, residents will have the opportunity to watch an overview video, review maps, talk with planners and fill out a survey on what they like or don’t like about options involving standard buses, bus rapid transit and rail rapid transit.

The Expanded Transit Choices Report, drafted by consultants and a 76-member citizen advisory committee, is available on the WakeTransit.com website – and here, accompanying this blog post.

It offers deep discussion of four scenarios for beefed-up bus service that either would spread out across the county to reach as many neighborhoods as possible or would focus on frequent urban service to pick up as many riders as possible. The “ridership” and “coverage” scenarios come in two flavors: one built around a bus rapid transit (BRT) core, and the other built around trains called rail rapid transit.

Learn more about the transit options at waketransit.com and in social media using the #WakeTransit hashtag and @waketransit Twitter handle. Or read my May 11 story about the rail and bus options.

So what do you think about your options? Please share your thoughts with the Wake planners, in comments below, or in email to me.

‘Choose Our Transit’ events continue through July

The four transit scenarios with maps and more details will be unveiled at public meetings.

Tuesday, 6 p.m.: Town Hall, 401 Old Honeycutt Road, Fuquay-Varina

June 1, 5 p.m.: Town Hall, 950 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale

June 10, 6 p.m.: Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 N. Salem St., Apex

June 30, 6 p.m.: Town Hall, 100 Town Hall Drive, Morrisville

July 6, 5 p.m.: Town Hall, 502 Southtown Circle, Rolesville

July 8, 12 p.m.: Express Library, Wake County Office Building, 336 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh

July 13, 6 p.m.: West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Drive, Cary

July 14, 6 p.m.: Town Hall, 1003 N. Arendell Ave., Zebulon

July 16, 6 p.m.: Eva Perry Regional Library, 2011 Shepherd’s Vineyard Drive, Apex

July 20, 6 p.m.: Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh

July 22, 6 p.m.: East Regional Library, 946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale

July 27, 12 p.m.: Express Library, Wake County Office Building, 336 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh

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