Transit Development Plans aka Evaluate and Improve the Region’s Transit

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Transit Development Plans aka Evaluate and Improve the Region’s Transit

The three public bus systems in the New River Valley have announced workshop dates where you can participate in improving the region’s transit systems. This is part of the Transit Development Plan that will look at current service and future needs.

Workshops are scheduled for each system:

November 6 at Pulaski Train Station from 5 pm to 7 pm
November 7 at the Radford Public Library from 5 pm to 7 pm
November 8 at Squires from 2 pm to 4 pm
November 8 at Blacksburg Community Center from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

More from the transit systems about the Transit Development Plan:
We’ve heard you: 56 percent of you want “more access to bus” and identify transit as the highest-priority transportation improvement in the region, according to a recent survey for the New River Valley MPO’s 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan. Radford, Blacksburg and Pulaski are starting a project to evaluate and improve our regional transit network. It will:

  • Look at today’s transit service to see what’s working
    Investigate demand for transit service to see where transit might go in the future
  • Suggest improvements to best allocate all the agency’s resources
  • Identify unmet or unfunded needs in the region to create mid- and long-term visions for transit in the area
  • Create a practical, immediately implementable plan to help transit agencies create efficient transit schedules

Each transit rider’s travel story is an important part of this process because transit decisions made through a TDP process have very direct effects on residents. Efficient and reliable transit service area gives residents, visitors and students more options to reach the destinations, jobs, and people in their lives.

Blacksburg Transit is also offering a survey for feedback here: www.btransit.org/2017btridersurvey

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