City Councilors Urge Transportation Sales Tax

Raleigh city councilors are urging Wake County Commissioners to include a half-cent sales tax increase to fund transit improvements. In other news, the Raleigh Times Bar is expanding with the help of a city backed loan, Northeast Raleigh is getting a new park and an affordable housing community and Lake Wheeler Road improvements were approved at the City Council meeting on Monday.

Politics Loom Large Over Transit Tax Push

Transit advocates are pushing for a fall referendum asking voters to approve a half-cent sales tax increase. The money would be spent to improve transit in Wake County, starting with buses and commuter rail. But getting the referendum on the ballot this fall is a delicate balance of timing and politics.