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Old 12-04-2015, 09:55 PM
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For all interested, the new Wake County Transit Plan will be revealed at a public meeting this coming Tuesday:

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Old 12-06-2015, 11:01 AM
 
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You're welcome!
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Old 12-06-2015, 11:04 AM
 
Location: West Raleigh
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Yay they're unveiling a half hearted crappy plan that wastes money and no one will support. Let's celebrate!
I can assure you it wasn't a half-hearted effort. If you think it's crappy and a waste of money, you're entitled to your opinion, but maybe wait until you actually see the plan to make a judgement?
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Old 12-06-2015, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Morrisville, NC
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Not saying the effort was half hearted, (I really wanted to say the solution they will present is going to be half-assed but wanted to not use the word) but they are not going to be able to sell a tax increase for buses. The people who are in favor of a transit tax will not support buses in the numbers needed to overcome those that don't want to spend a dime on transit no matter what.

Transit is for the future, not next week.

Without some fixed routes made from hard structures for development to plan around, it will continue to happen Willy nilly, driven by all the same market forces that have driven development for years. Fixed transit and trains add another force to the mix that will allow development to occur around them because people will pay more to live near transit.
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Old 12-06-2015, 02:03 PM
 
Location: West Raleigh
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Not saying the effort was half hearted, (I really wanted to say the solution they will present is going to be half-assed but wanted to not use the word) but they are not going to be able to sell a tax increase for buses. The people who are in favor of a transit tax will not support buses in the numbers needed to overcome those that don't want to spend a dime on transit no matter what.

Transit is for the future, not next week.

Without some fixed routes made from hard structures for development to plan around, it will continue to happen Willy nilly, driven by all the same market forces that have driven development for years. Fixed transit and trains add another force to the mix that will allow development to occur around them because people will pay more to live near transit.
The plan includes two forms of "fixed transit" - BRT infrastructure (at varying levels depending on what's physically possible in the different areas but up to and in some places including dedicated lanes for buses) as well as commuter rail.
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Old 12-06-2015, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Morrisville, NC
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I guess we will see how it will work out. The lack of strong leadership in this area is coming back to bite us as this compromise will kill the plan once again.
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