Raleigh leaders discuss transportation projects, funding

Posted May 29, 2013
Updated May 30, 2013

— Raleigh city council members met Wednesday to discuss how to prioritize and fund transportation projects across the city.  

The council decided to look at two bond options for the future. One would ask voters for $75 million to $100 million for transportation projects on one ballot. The other option would break up the amount on two different ballots.

The projects could include Raleigh street improvements, additional funding for Union Station and improved bus service for riders on New Bern Avenue.

The New Bern project would cover a 3.5-mile stretch of the road from WakeMed to downtown. Buses would come every 10 minutes during the week.

"So what we're trying to do is just be responsible and find a balanced approach that will help some of our needs but not jeopardize our bond or the school bond," said council member Mary-Ann Baldwin.

Council members will discuss the issue again when they meet on June 18.


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  • Cock a doodle doo May 31, 2013

    The buses are gettinng to be unbearable for the thousands of NC State employees and students who use the park and rides. It is standing room only on the bus, and half the time you cannot even get on a bus anymore because they are overflowing, then you have to wait 30 minutes for the next bus. Triangle Transit does it the right way with nonstop expresses to the University, CAT should do the same, especially the Crabtree Mall park and ride. It is just nuts how many people take the bus now, and the City is making people just not want to use it by not having enough capacity.

  • Billy the Kid May 30, 2013

    End public transportation all together.

  • katzlover May 29, 2013

    SE RALEIGH should have had bus service long time ago... politics.... how much you gonna pay me to vote for your thing/

  • WralCensorsAreBias May 29, 2013

    No, we're not ok'ing anymore money for projects or anything else.