Transit Circulator Study
The Town completed a study in June 2020 to inform the plans for GoApex Route 1. The study considered the route, stops, fare, schedule, cost, and marketing.
Advance Apex was a 20-month planning process conducted between July 2017 and February 2019 that resulted in two plans – a long-range transportation plan and an updated future land use map. For more information on Advance Apex, please click and see
North Carolina Department of Transportation Transit-Oriented Development Study
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) released the final report for the S-Line Transit Oriented Development Study. The Town of Apex participated in this regional effort focused on development recommendations supportive of future passenger rail along the existing “S-Line” corridor which starts at the Virginia border, passes through Apex, and ends at the South Carolina state line. More information is available at: NCDOT Transit Oriented Development Study.
Wake County Transit Plan
Visit goforwardnc.org to access information about the Wake Transit program. In 2016 a 10-year vision for enhanced transit across Wake County, the Wake Transit Plan, was adopted. The Wake Transit Plan includes four big moves that will benefit the Town of Apex and the region:
- Big Move 1: Connect Regionally
- Commuter rail from Garner to Durham with stations in Raleigh, Cary and Morrisville
- GoTriangle Express Bus service between Raleigh, RDU Airport, RTP, and Chapel Hill
- Big Move 2: Connect all Wake Communities
- Service to all 12 municipalities in Wake County
- Includes all-day hourly bus service from Apex to Raleigh
- Includes an hourly connection available during mornings and evenings from Holly Springs through Apex to Cary and RTP
- Big Move 3: Frequent, Reliable, Urban Mobility
- Bus Rapid Transit in Raleigh and Cary along New Bern Avenue, Capital Boulevard, South Wilmington Street, and Western Boulevard
- 15-minute, all-day bus service on high-demand routes in Raleigh and Cary
- Big Move 4: Enhance Access to Transit
- Community Funding Areas, like Apex, are eligible to receive matching funding to provide local service
- Additional funding for GoWake Access
- Investment in better stops, shelters, and access to stop facilities
The Town of Apex is actively participating in the implementation of the Wake County Transit Plan:
- The Town of Apex provides a voting member to serve on the Transit Planning Advisory Committee (TPAC), the technical team charged with implementing the Wake Transit Plan.
- A citizen advisory committee, the Town of Apex Transit Committee, will serve as a liaison between TPAC and the community, and will help to guide the future of transit in Apex by making recommendations regarding transit service to the Town’s Planning Board and Town Council.
- Updates to the Town’s Transit Plan Map were made through the adoption of Advance Apex: The 2045 Transportation Plan
- The Western Wake Comprehensive Operations Analysis was prepared by the Town of Cary in partnership with the Town of Apex and the Town of Morrisville. The purpose of this analysis was to identify potential transit ridership in the three towns and assess strengths and opportunities of transit service in western Wake County.