Welcome to the Wake Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Virtual Open House!
The purpose of this open house is to:
- Provide an overview of the BRT program
- Provide project-specific updates
- Gather public and stakeholder feedback
A live Q&A session will be held on Nov. 19 at 6 p.m.
Project staff will be available to provide updates for all Wake BRT corridors and answer your questions. If you are unable to attend, you can still view the Q&A session and ask any questions.
For more engagement opportunities, please visit the BRT Engagement Portal.
Wake BRT Program Update
Several Wake BRT projects are currently underway in different stages of planning and design. BRT will bring fast, reliable and efficient bus service to Wake County along four (4) key corridors. More information on how BRT works is available on the Bus Rapid Transit page.
Proposed BRT System
The City of Raleigh is currently working on station design for the Wake BRT system. The placement of stations will be determined during the design phase for each corridor. We would like your feedback. Please view the video below to learn more about station design work efforts and take the station design visual preference survey.
Branding the Wake BRT system will help give it a distinct look, which will make it easier to recognize. A consistent brand identity will help customers navigate the system by making the BRT system easily identifiable. Please view the video below to learn more about the branding work efforts.
Raleigh BRT: Equitable Development Around Transit
The Raleigh BRT: Equitable Development Around Transit (EDAT) project was completed in August. Community feedback helped to develop the Equitable Transit-Oriented Development Guidebook. The guidebook, summary video, community engagement materials and other information is available on the Raleigh BRT: EDAT project page.
The Raleigh BRT: EDAT project's final survey and recommendations include a text change in the Unified Development Ordinance and amendments to the Comprehensive Plan. Both are being reviewed by the City of Raleigh Planning Commission. You can view a video about the EDAT project and the final recommendations as well as the survey results.
Wake BRT: New Bern Avenue
The New Bern Avenue Corridor will connect downtown Raleigh with WakeMed and New Hope Road. The project is in the final design phase and will reach 60 percent design in early 2021. Please view the video below to learn more.
Wake BRT: Western Boulevard
The Western Corridor will connect downtown Raleigh and downtown Cary. The project is beginning preliminary design phase (0 to 30 percent). Please view the video below to learn more.
Wake BRT: Southern Corridor
The Southern Corridor will connect downtown Raleigh to North South Station and Purser Drive in Garner. The project is currently in the planning phase and the preliminary design phase (0 to 30 percent) will begin in early 2021. Please view the video below to learn more.
Wake BRT: Northern Corridor
The Northern Corridor will begin the design phase in 2021. Future project updates will be posted to the Wake BRT: Northern Corridor project page. Please sign up for the City of Raleigh Bus Rapid Transit email list if you would like to receive future updates.
Wake BRT: Artist in Residence
The outcome of the Artist in Residence program will inform public artwork and designs for the entire BRT system. Your participation in future live meetings with the artist and short surveys will help to create unique identities for each Wake BRT corridor. The early stages of the art initiative will focus on New Bern Avenue and eventually shift to other corridors in the system.
The Artist in Residence, Dare Coulter, has been meeting with City of Raleigh communities to gather stories and ideas for public artwork. The most recent meeting with the artist was Oct. 21. You can still provide your thoughts through a short survey. The survey will remain open until Jan. 15, 2021.
To learn more about the Wake BRT: Artist in Residence project, please watch the video below.