Rendering of a BRT Station with dedicated bus lane

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April 26 – May 21, 2021

Wake BRT Virtual Open House - Spring 2021


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Welcome to the Wake Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Virtual Open House!

The purpose of this open house is to: 

  • Provide an overview of the BRT program 
  • Provide project-specific updates
  • Gather public and stakeholder feedback

Live Q&A Sessions

Project staff will be available to provide updates for all Wake BRT corridors and answer your questions. Each session will focus on a specific corridor as well as station design, branding and art.

Go to the Virtual Open House Engagement page to submit your questions, attend the event, and view the recording afterward. The Live Q&A Sessions will be held:

  • May 10 – Western Boulevard Corridor
  • May 11 – New Bern Avenue Corridor 
  • May 20 – Southern Corridor 

If you are unable to attend, you can still view the Q&A session recording and ask any questions.

Quick Links


  1. Wake BRT: Station Design & Branding
  2. Wake BRT: New Bern Avenue
  3. Wake BRT: Western Boulevard
  4. Wake BRT: Southern Corridor
  5. Wake BRT: Northern Corridor
  6. Wake BRT: Artist in Residence

Wake BRT Program Update

Several Wake BRT projects are currently underway in different stages of planning and design. BRT will bring fast, reliable and efficient bus service to Wake County along four key corridors: New Bern Avenue, Western Boulevard, Southern and Northern. More information on how BRT works is available on the Bus Rapid Transit page

Proposed BRT System

Map of Raleigh indicating corridor selections for New Bern, Western, Southern as well as Northern corridor options

Station Design

Based on feedback from stakeholders and municipal partners, the City of Raleigh has developed conceptual designs for BRT stations. Certain elements of the station, like lighting and materials, are still under consideration. We would like your feedback. 

Please view the video below to learn more about the station design concepts. Provide your input on station design by taking any of the BRT online surveys.

Wake BRT: Station Design


The branding process is underway. Based on public and stakeholder feedback, a color and name have been chosen for the Wake BRT system. The only thing missing is a logo. 

Please view the video below to learn more about the proposed concepts. You can provide your input on the concepts by taking any of the BRT online surveys.

Wake BRT: Branding

Wake BRT: New Bern Avenue

The New Bern Avenue Corridor will connect downtown Raleigh with WakeMed and New Hope Road. Final design for the corridor is now underway. The project completed 60 percent design in April 2021 and will continue to finalize project elements like roadway design, traffic signals, utilities and more. The final design of the New Bern Avenue Corridor is expected by the end of 2021.

Provide your input on the New Bern Avenue corridor by taking the online survey

Wake BRT: New Bern Avenue Corridor Update

New Bern Station Area Planning

The station locations along New Bern have been finalized, and the project team can begin the process of planning for areas around those stations. Building off the Equitable Development Around Transit project, the New Bern Station Area Planning process will kick off in early June 2021. New Bern Station Area Planning will focus on housing affordability, sustainability, and equity issues along the corridor.

Wake BRT: Western Boulevard

The Western Corridor will connect downtown Raleigh and downtown Cary. The project is in the early design phase. By the end of 2021, the project team will finalize station locations and refine BRT transit lane designs.

Provide your input on the Western Corridor design by taking the online survey.

Wake BRT: Western Corridor Update

Western Boulevard Corridor Study

The Western Boulevard Corridor Study began in fall 2019 and is now in the final phase. The study will help transform Western Boulevard into a safer, walkable, transit-oriented urban corridor. The draft report will be released soon. Stay tuned and check for updates on the project website.

Curious about what’s in the report? Check out the video below for an overview of the upcoming report highlights.

Western Boulevard Corridor Study

Wake BRT: Southern Corridor

The Southern Corridor will connect downtown Raleigh to North South Station and Purser Drive in Garner. The Wilmington Street Extension has been chosen as the preferred route. The project is currently in the early design phase (0 to 30 percent).

Provide your input on the Southern Corridor design by taking the online survey.

Wake BRT: Southern Corridor Update

Wake BRT: Northern Corridor

The Northern Corridor will extend from downtown Raleigh to Crabtree Boulevard, along either Capital Boulevard or West Street. The Northern Corridor is currently in the planning phase. Future project updates will be posted to the Wake BRT: Northern Corridor project page. If you would like to receive updates about the project, please sign up for the City of Raleigh Bus Rapid Transit email list.

Wake BRT: Artist in Residence

The Artist in Residence (AIR) program is focused on art integration into the Wake BRT program. Dare Coulter was chosen as the Artist in Residence. On a system level, Dare is working with the design team to identify “blank canvases” for art integration. Along New Bern Avenue, she is working with the community to create conceptual ideas and inspiration. 

Visit the project page to learn more about the project, previous comments, and future opportunities to get involved. If you would like Dare to visit your organization or community, please contact us and let us know! To learn more about the Artist in Residence project, please watch the video below.

Provide your input by taking any of the BRT online surveys.

Wake BRT: Artist in Residence



Mila Vega
Wake BRT: Planning & Design
Wake BRT: Western Boulevard

Jason Hardin
New Bern Station Area Planning

Dhanya Sandeep
Western Boulevard Corridor Study

Sean Driskill
Wake BRT: New Bern Final Design

Het Patel
Wake BRT: Southern Corridor

Kelley McChesney
Artist in Residence Program


Event Type:
Open Houses and Public Hearings