The public is invited to virtual focus groups this month to weigh in on a proposed system redesign resulting from TCAT’s Transit Development Plan (TDP) 2020-2021.
If you missed the focus group targeting rural riders on June 10, please consider attending one slated for all ridership on Tues., June 15 – 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
For details on how to connect to any of the above Zoom sessions go to https://tcatbus.com/transit-development-plan-2020/news-updates/
County residents, including both riders and non-riders, are encouraged to participate to provide feedback on the draft system redesign produced by TCAT’s TDP consulting firm, Sam Schwartz. Over the past several months, consultants worked with TCAT staff to create a draft plan that includes route re-alignments, frequency adjustments and other changes intended to improve TCAT service.
If you can’t make the meetings, you can see the draft plan and online planning tool that has a comment section for feedback. Click: https://tcatbus.com/transit-development-plan-2020-2021/public-engagement-mapping-tools/
Public engagement also includes surveying and one-on-one meetings with TCAT transit ambassadors. To reach ambassadors click: https://tcatbus.com/transit-development-plan-2020-2021/tdp-ambassadors/ or feel free to reach out to TCAT to arrange a meeting with us at firstname.lastname@example.org (and please write “TDP” in the subject line).
A final plan will be presented to the TCAT Board of Directors for its consideration and approval later this summer. Part of the plan will be implemented in early 2022 with other changes being made based on available resources and current conditions.
The TDP process started last fall with phase one of the public engagement process that asked participants to identify what they want and need from their local transit system. Phase two started a May 25 open house and will extend through the end of June.