Transit

Transit Projects

PROJECT NAME DESCRIPTION FUNDING PHASE DATE APPROVED
Wake BRT New Bern Avenue Project - Vehicles Funding will be used for the procurement of seven (7) 60' articulated Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) style-buses. $5,404,048 Phase II Aug. 25, 2022
Wake BRT New Bern Avenue Project - Solar Canopies Funding will be used to add solar panels to ten (10) Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) stations (19 station platforms) along New Bern Avenue and will be used to power station amenities and offset station utility costs. $500,000 Phase II July 5, 2022
Cares Act - Transit Safety and Recovery CARES Act funding was critical for GoRaleigh Transit's immediate response to and the ongoing recovery effort from Covid. CARES Act funding was utilized to provide additional cleaning, protective gear for staff and transit riders and ongoing messaging to keep the riding public safe and informed of current events.

$2,550,000

Projected Through FY2023

Ongoing  
GoRaleigh Transit Operational Support for Fixed Route and ADA Para-Transit services. CARES Act funding is providing critical operational support as GoRaleigh continues the suspension of fares for the fixed route and ADA transit systems. The fare free condition has allowed the system to assist underserved populations during the pandemic ensuring critical resources can be accessed. The suspended fares have also resulted in GoRaleigh's overall ridership returning to over 80% of pre-pandemic levels with core services exceeding pre-pandemic levels.

$30,989,166

Projected Through FY2023

Ongoing  
NC / VA Rail S-Line

The underutilized CSX S-Line from Raleigh north to Petersburg is a critical missing link to completing the buildout of the Southeast Corridor, and meeting Federal and State and local goals of improving safety, providing economic opportunities and equitable and environmentally sound transportation options. The corridor represents the only opportunity to create additional capacity to connect the Southeast and Northeast with regular high performance rail service as other North-South corridors are reserved for high volume freight.

Sept. 2020: NCDOT was awarded a $47.5M CRISI grant to purchase the active S-Line corridor between Raleigh and Ridgeway.

June 2022: NCDOT in partnership with VPRA and Amtrak was awarded a $57.9M CRISI grant to complete field surveys, and prepare preliminary engineering (30 percent design) for planned passenger rail service between Raleigh, NC, and Richmond, VA.

$105.4 Million Phase II NCDOT Project + Partners

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