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Republicans on the Wake Forest Board of Commissioners blocked a public vote on a one-half cent tax increase on transit. A similar one-half tax has been approved in Durham and Orange County voters will weigh-in this fall. The tax would aid in extending a light-rail transit between Raleigh and Cary.
Chapel Hill 2020 is an updated plan for the city, the last one composed in 2000. At the heart of the debate for the college town revolves an increasing population and the city's evolution from town to a city. Organized committees and concerned citizens met to outline six areas for development; downtown, north and south stretches of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, N.C. 54 and northern and southern portions of U.S. 15-501. The goal of developing these areas is to create an integrated plan for modernizing and improving transit and promoting local businesses.