section was developed to keep you informed of any new information
regarding the transit plan. This site will help you get the information
you need faster and easier. We welcome your feedback on this site
and any of its content.
What we have learned already:
service needs to be expanded to serve transit-dependent riders
and offer mobility choices to all citizens.
70 to 90 percent of urban transit users are dependent on transit
(that means they have no other means for getting around).
elderly population (over 65) will grow by 75 percent over the
next 25 years, greatly increasing transit demand.
appropriate and consistent land use policies in place, transit
can help reduce sprawl and air- and water-quality problems.
ridership depends strongly on the quality and frequency of services.
With more investment in quality services, the number of people
who use transit increases.
quality transit service depends on stable and reliable state
and local funding sources that are dedicated to transit.
needs to be viewed as a multi-modal agency, supporting public
transportation, as well as private automobile use.
provides a lifeline for rural residents, because it is essential
for medical, shopping and other trips.