by Bob Geary
Capital Area Friends of Transit is an alliance of groups working for better bus and — eventually — light-rail transit offerings for Wake County. They've launched a petition drive in an effort to pressure/convince the Wake County Board of Commissioners to allow a public referendum on the 1/2-cent sales tax for transit which was authorized by the General Assembly four years ago — and which the Wake Commissioners, under Republican control, have blocked ever since.
If you think Wake County voters have a right to decide this question, you'll want to sign the petition. Follow this link.
The 1/2-cent tax is already approved by Durham and Orange Counties. Not to get all Raleigh chauvinist about it, but Durham is threatening to be cooler than we are, kids.
Which is probably why Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane is featured in this short video produced by CAFT and Wake Up Wake County: