Ray LaHood, the U.S. transportation secretary, will visit Raleigh Wednesday to announce a federal grant that will help Wake County Human Services establish a “one-call / one-click” telephone and Internet transportation communication center.
The center will improve public access to the county's Wake Coordinated Transportation Services provided to rural residents through Medicaid, public health and other programs.
Wake County is receiving a share of $34 million in grants to be awarded across the country in the Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative. The program is aimed at improving transportation services for military families, wounded veterans and other people with disabilities. Veterans make up 16 percent of the county population.
LaHood will speak at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wake County’s A.A. Thompson Center, 567 E. Hargett St.