An impressive network of highways and interstates enable easy travel in and around Raleigh and the Triangle. At the moment, the top transportation projects include:
- I-540 is an outer loop project that is more than half complete. The western segment of the project us currently under construction and planning is underway of the southern leg.
- Regional transit plans call for increased bus service, plus a combination of commuter rail and light rail.
- Federal funds are in place to connect Raleigh to Charlotte through a “higher speed rail” project. In addition, work is being done to accelerate plans to connect Raleigh to Richmond through higher speed rail, making travel from Raleigh to Washington, D.C. and the northeast even more attractive.
- The City of Raleigh, in partnership with the Downtown Raleigh Alliance and Triangle Transit, runs the R-Line in downtown Raleigh. Two electric buses provide residents and visitors free rides in and around downtown. Service runs from 7am - 11pm on Monday through Wednesday. From 7am to 2:15 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. And from 1pm to 8pm on Sunday. To learn more, or to download the mobile app showing the real time location of the buses, visit the R-Line page on the Downtown Raleigh Alliance's website.
Raleigh-Durham International provides convenient air service to Raleigh’s residents and businesses. A few key facts include:
- 40 nonstop destinations including recently added direct flight to San Francisco
- Two fixed base operators service the general aviation community
- Terminal 2 recently completed a $570 million expansion and now includes: 920,000 square feet with two concourses, 36 gates and 10 security lanes.
- Terminal 1 is undergoing a $65 million modernization project
For more information on regional projects like those mentioned above, visit the Regional Transportation Alliance