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What will the New Bern BRT line look like?

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The future of public transit in Raleigh and Wake County includes bus rapid transit, which is faster, more efficient bus service with dedicated bus lanes, signal priority and enhanced stations.

The first of four planned routes will go east from Downtown Raleigh, the New Bern Avenue BRT line.

It’s now at the 30% design phase and a new video from the City of Raleigh illustrated what it will look like.

While information about the route has been coming together for a while now, this new illustration shows how a BRT line is different from the buses you see on the road now.

City of Raleigh video

The future routes, in order of how far along they are in the planning process, include:

  • Wake BRT: Western Boulevard: This route would connect Downtown Raleigh and Downtown Cary [learn more]
  • Wake BRT: Southern Corridor: This would connect Downtown Raleigh and Garner. [learn more] + [give input]
  • Wake BRT: Norther Corridor: It’s currently planned to stretch to Crabtree Boulevard from Downtown Raleigh. [learn more]

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Author: raleighconvergence

Sarah Day Owen Wiskirchen is the editor of Raleigh Convergence.

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