Northeast Area Study

The Northeast Area Study (NEAS) was initiated by the North Carolina
Capital Area MPO (NC CAMPO) to identify a sustainable transportation
strategy for the growing communities of Wake Forest, Knightdale, Raleigh,
Wendell, Zebulon, Rolesville, Bunn, Franklinton, and Youngsville. This region
encompasses 374 square miles of a unique mix of a large metropolitan
area, small towns, suburbs and farming communities painted across a
broad expanse of rural tapestry in both eastern Wake and southern Franklin
counties. Wake County is the 9th fastest growing county in the United States,
and Franklin County has proved similarly attractive due to resources and
proximity to major metropolitan employers as well as the Research Triangle.