Trees on Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard

Transit, Streets, and Sidewalks

Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Enhanced Transit Stop

Building Better Bus Stops

The two bus stops will feature large shelters with a distinctive design and tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., adequate seating and lighting, and useful amenities such as a USB charging station and a real-time arrival display.

Project Details

Transportation Improvements
Project Lead:
Transportation - Transit Division



David Walker
Transportation Supervisor

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Service Unit:
Public Transportation




Phase Complete

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Ramey Kemp & Associates started design on both bus stops in February 2020. Design is being done in coordination with the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department.

The bus shelter and components have been ordered and will be installed at the end of the construction phase. For a preview of the shelter, see the picture below.

Note: The overall dimensions and bench differ from what is shown.

Glass transit stop with black bench
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Details Coming Soon

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Anticipated Complete Date: Winter 2021

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The Wake Transit Plan, which is supported by ½ cent sales tax passed by voters in November 2016, guides investment in public transit in Wake County. One of the four big moves of the Plan is to “Enhance Access to Transit”. This project contributes to this goal by creating a comfortable place to wait for the bus and by accommodating transfers between routes.

Enhanced transit stops were selected in the Wake Transit Plan and have been re-evaluated by the Transit Division prior to start design. 

The Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd at Rock Quarry bus stops see about 75 riders per day with current service by Routes 5 (30 minute frequency), 17 (60 minute) and 19 (15 minute). We expect usage of these stops to increase when Route 5 is improved to 15 minute frequency in FY24 and the transit network continues to grow with the Wake Transit Plan.


Date Activity
Spring 2020 Design Started
Fall 2021 Design Complete
Spring 2022 Construction Starts
Summer 2022 Project Complete

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