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Moving Wake County Forward with Transit

MovingWakeCountyForwardLogoIf voters in Wake County approve a ½ cent sales tax on Nov. 8, we can look forward to “Moving Wake County Forward” with a 10-year Transit Plan that will quadruple the investment in bus service and bring commuter rail to Wake. Why vote yes?

People who live or work in communities with high quality public transportation tend to drive significantly less and walk and bike more than they would in more automobile-oriented areas, according to the American Public Transportation Association. This reduces traffic crashes and pollution emissions and increases physical fitness and mental health. Transit also improves access to medical care and healthy food, and advances the priorities in Wake County’s Community Health Needs Assessment.

The U.S. Center for Disease Control recommends that adults average at least 22 minutes of moderate physical activity daily, such as brisk walking, to stay fit and healthy. Although less than half of American adults achieve this target, most public transportation passengers do as they walk between transit stops.

The Transit Plan has 4 main components:
1) creating strong regional connections

2) connecting all Wake municipalities

3) creating a frequent network

4) enhancing access to transit.

Learn how each of the towns in Wake County benefits from transit about how these components will be implemented through the Plan if funded. Check out this FAQ for more information and click here if interested in volunteering to promote transit in Wake. Learn how to vote in support of the plan.

AHA has endorsed the Moving Wake County Forward campaign.

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