Wake Transit Concurrence Program

 Concurrence  Process Overview                             Practitioner's Guide

WHAT IS THE WAKE TRANSIT CONCURRENCE PROCESS? Major Capital projects being funded through the Wake Transit Plan are complex, regionally significant, typically involve multiple jurisdictions and their planning and development phases are expected to span several years.

The Wake Transit Concurrence Process was designed to stream line communications and verification of compliance among the broad variety of stakeholders who have oversight of, interest in or bear some other responsibility in the development and implementation of a proposed project. 

THE CONCURRENCE PLAN? The development of a project's concurrence plan is led by the Project Sponsor with participation of the identified stakeholders. Together, a sequential list of project milestones is developed denoting specific concurrence points (CP) to be addressed throughout the project planning and development process. Although core milestones will be repeated, their is ample flexibility for the plans to reflect the specific needs and priorities of each proposed project. Sample CPs include:

Concurrence Point 1: Purpose and Need
Concurrence Point 2: Identify Alternatives to Carry Forward
Concurrence Point 3: Alternatives Screening Process
Concurrence Point 4: Avoidance and Environmental Minimization
Concurrence Point 5: LPA Recommendation
Concurrence Point 6: NEPA Assessment
Concurrence Point 7: LEDPA Recommendation
Concurrence Point 8: Additional Federal Process Decisions
Concurrence Point 9: Agreement for Additional Decision Points
Further Decision Points: Added as Needed

Concurrence Process Documents:

Project #1: New Bern Bus Rapid Transit

Project #2: Downtown Cary Multi-Modal Transit Facility

Project #3: Commuter Rail (Garner to Western Durham)