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GoCary Unveils New Enhancements - Including Sunday Service, Student Discounts
Beginning August 6, GoCary will unveil service enhancements that make getting around town a whole lot easier. The Town of Cary is adding transit service on Sunday, providing transportation on all fixed routes from 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; service hours Monday through Saturday remain 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Door-to-Door customers will also have the opportunity to reserve rides on Sundays through 9 p.m., with last pick up at 8:30 p.m. for Tiers I and II and 7:30 p.m. on Tier III. Other changes include increased frequency on Routes 3, 4, 5 and 6, with buses picking up passengers every half hour Monday through Saturday; and half-fare discounts to students ages 13-18. These changes are part of the new Wake County Transit Plan that partners transit providers in the county to ensure regional mobility for all.
Traffic Alert - NW Cary Parkway
Weather permitting, contractors working on behalf of the Town of Cary will resurface NW Cary Parkway between Evans Road and Harrison Avenue weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the end of August. At least one lane of NW Cary Parkway will be closed in each direction while work is performed; beginning July 17, eastbound traffic will be detoured along Norwell Boulevard to Weston Parkway and on to North Harrison Avenue. Signs and barriers will be in place and flaggers will direct drivers through intersections. Alternate routes are encouraged to avoid delays.
Cary Town Council Adopts FY18 Budget as well as Town Manager’s Reimaged, Ongoing Process
The Cary Town Council adopted a $310,656,885 budget for Fiscal Year 2018, which runs from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. The approved budget, which tracks closely with the recommended budget proposed by Town Manager Sean R. Stegall on May 11, 2017, is 2.9 percent less than the current year’s adopted budget. The property tax rate remains unchanged at 35 cents, and the solid waste fee is unchanged at $16 per month. The utility rate increase is held to three percent.