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Transit, Streets, and Sidewalks

Wake BRT: Northern Corridor

Connecting Raleigh with frequent and reliable transit

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

 

Mila Vega
BRT Program Manager
919.996.4123

Lead Department:
Transportation
Service Unit:
Public Transportation

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Planning

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 Fall 2021, the City of Raleigh will kick 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 North Hills. The study will also identify and recommend locally preferred alternatives, which means where the BRT will operate.

Phase Contacts

 

Meghan Finnegan
Transit Planner
919.996.4180

Lead Department:
Transportation

Design

Phase details coming soon.

Phase Contacts

 

Mila Vega
BRT Program Manager
919.996.4123

Lead Department:
Transportation

Construction

Phase details coming soon

Phase Contacts

 

Mila Vega
BRT Program Manager
919.996.4123

Lead Department:
Transportation

Complete

Phase details coming soon.

Phase Contacts

 

Mila Vega
BRT Program Manager
919.996.4123

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.

From the MIS, the Northern Corridor would extend from downtown Raleigh to Crabtree Boulevard. The MIS identified two (2) alternatives for the Northern Corridor: Capital Boulevard or West Street. 

Schedule

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

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