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How to give input on Wake County's public transit plans

Posted October 25, 2017 10:28 a.m. EDT
Updated October 26, 2017 5:19 a.m. EDT

— It's been nearly a year since Wake County voters agreed to raise the sales tax by half a cent to pay for public transit projects, and now residents can help decide what to do with the extra money.

The transit projects vote was on the ballot last November. It raised the sales tax from 6.75 to 7.25 cents per dollar.

The $2.3 billion plan will help improve transit over the next 10 years.

Wake County leaders said some of that growth has already started, with money going to expand bus routes, plan bus shelters and start studies on developing a commuter rail. But other parts of the transit plan, such as deciding between new bus routes or having more buses that run more frequently, are just some of the areas where the county is looking for people to weigh in.

There are 10 public meetings scheduled across the county over the next month for people to comment on the plans. The first meeting is Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in Raleigh at the Chavis Heights Community Center.

People can also provide input on the plans through an online survey.