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Wake BRT: Northern Corridor

Connecting Raleigh with frequent and reliable transit

Northern Corridor

The Wake BRT: Northern corridor extends from downtown Raleigh north to Crabtree Boulevard along either Capital Boulevard or West Street.

In November of 2016, Wake County voters approved a plan for focused investment in public transit which puts the implementation of the Wake County Transit Plan in motion. The plan calls for building approximately 20 miles of transit lanes along four (4) Bus Rapid Transit corridors within Wake County (Wake BRT).

Project Details

 
Type:
Transportation Improvements
Project Lead:
Transportation - Transit Division

Contact

 

Het Patel
BRT Program Manager
919-996-5120

Lead Department:
Transportation
Service Unit:
Public Transportation

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Planning

The Wake BRT: Northern Corridor will connect Downtown Raleigh to Crabtree Boulevard, as identified in the 2016 Wake Transit Plan. Two (2) alternatives for the Northern Corridor were identified as part of the 2018 Wake Transit Plan Major Investment Study (MIS). 

In 2021, the Wake Transit Plan Update identified extensions of BRT infrastructure, including extensions to Triangle Town Center and North Hills. Further study is needed to see how the Northern Corridor BRT could connect to these two destinations. 

Northern Corridor Major Investment Study

In Spring 2022, the City of Raleigh kicked off the Northern Corridor Major Investment Study. The goal of the study is to create a plan for BRT implementation to connect downtown Raleigh to Triangle Town Center and Midtown. The study will also identify and recommend locally preferred alternatives, which means where the BRT will operate. The next round of public engagement is anticipated in Fall 2022, which will include preliminary analysis of potential alignments for the Northern Corridor.

Phase Contacts

 

Meghan Finnegan
Senior Transit Planner
919-996-4180

Lead Department:
Transportation

Design

Phase details coming soon.

Phase Contacts

 

Het Patel
BRT Program Manager
919-996-5120

Lead Department:
Transportation

Construction

Phase details coming soon

Phase Contacts

 

Het Patel
BRT Program Manager
919-996-5120

Lead Department:
Transportation

Complete

Phase details coming soon.

Phase Contacts

 

Het Patel
BRT Program Manager
919-996-5120

Lead Department:
Transportation

History

In 2016, the Wake Transit Plan identified four BRT corridors for implementation by 2027. The Northern Corridor was one of the corridors identified and was evaluated further through the Wake Transit Plan Major Investment Study (MIS) which was completed in 2018. The MIS identified two (2) alternatives for the Northern Corridor: Capital Boulevard or West Street.

The planning phase of the Northern Corridor began in 2022 with the Northern Corridor Major Investment Study.

Schedule

Date Activity
2018 Wake Transit Plan Major Investment Study
2021 Wake Transit Plan Update
Spring 2022 Northern Corridor Major Investment Study

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