Raleigh leaders discuss transportation projects, funding
Posted May 29, 2013
Updated May 30, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — 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.