The Wake County Transit Plan calls for bus rapid transit (BRT) to connect Raleigh and the region. Bus rapid transit service will serve existing neighborhoods and shape future growth. The Equitable Development around Transit (EDAT) plan is an effort to consider future growth around transit and ensure that the benefits created by transit investment are shared broadly.
Bus rapid transit can:
- Connect people to jobs, education resources, and other opportunities
- Support walkable places that support both housing and commercial destinations
- Improve air quality by reducing the number of vehicles on the road
- Save money for households who drive less or opt out of car ownership altogether
Fully achieving these benefits means thinking about areas around transit stations. The Equitable Development process will focus on how and to what extent the city grows around transit.
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