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National Peer Cities to Present Fund and Governance Modesl to Future of Regional Transit Study

Ten transit agencies participate in Oct. 1 Steering Committee Meeting


Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sept. 27, 2010) - Steering Committee for the Future of Regional Transit study will hear presentations from 10 transit agencies from across the United States during its monthly meeting Friday, Oct.1, 2010. The meeting takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pikes Peak Regional Development Center, 2880 International Circle, second floor Hearing Rooms A/B. The meeting is open to the public.


During the meeting, representatives from each of the visiting transit agencies will present the funding and governance models for their transit programs. ?The purpose of the peer exchange is to examine how other communities across the country address their metropolitan area transit needs and how they govern and fund their local transit services,? said Craig Blewitt, Mountain Metropolitan Transit (MMT) manager. The Steering Committee and the study team organized the peer city exchange in an effort to provide examples of successful best practices that will inform the study process. ?We will use case studies we hear from the peer cities to facilitate decisions in the planning process for the Future of Regional Transit study,? Blewitt said.


During the next Steering Committee meeting in November, members will begin a more detailed discussion about how the delivery and funding of transit in the Pikes Peak region could be improved.