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Public Outreach


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Steering Committee Meetings are open to the public
Steering Committee member Susanne Whited also serves on the Passenger Advisory Committee (PAC) who advocates for ADA bus riders in the community.
The Steering Committee for the Future Of Regional Transit is very interested in hearing from citizens about what level of transit services are needed in the region, and what funding and governance structures are best to ensure those services will be available in both the near- and long-term.

 

  

Citizen Input Summary - Updated March 29, 2011

 

Speakers Bureau and Study Update Presentations

 

Schedule as of April 4, 2011

 

Peer Workshop Committee Meeting Video (click links below to view)

 

Introduction

 

Part 1

 

Part 2

 

Questions & Answers

 

 

 

 

 

Get involved:

 

  • Send an email to info@FutureOfRegionalTransit.com requesting be added to the study email distribution list. In response, you will receive periodic electronic newsletters with information about upcoming meetings, meeting summaries, study status reports and other pertinent study information.

  • Attend the Steering Committee meetings which take place the first Friday of each month.  Check the website frequently for meeting times and locations. All meetings are open to the public and include a period for public input, questions and comments.

 

Other public outreach activities:

 

1.  Community Interviews

During the months of June and July 2010, the study team conducted nearly 30 interviews with representatives from a cross section of the community, business organizations, elected officials, neighborhood organizations, human services providers, planning organizations, school districts, environmental groups, and others.

 

Feedback from the following questions provided invaluable input to the study:

·         How much service do you think the Pike’s Peak region is willing and should be willing to pay for?

·         In general, would you suggest changes in the structure for providing or funding transit in the Pikes Peak region?

·         Should the region use sales tax, property tax, payroll tax, or another means to pay for transit?

·         How independent should governance of transit be?

 

Click here to read the report from the community interviews: 

Summary of Key Ideas Heard in One-on-One [Steering Committee] Interviews - July 16, 2010

 

2.     Events

The Future Of Regional Transit study was represented during Mountain Metropolitan Transit's 2035 Long Rang Plan Update Public Meeting

Tuesday, November 16

4 to 7 p.m.

City Administration Building, Room 102

30 S. Nevada Avenue

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

The Future Of Regional Transit study was represented with a booth at the

Southern Colorado Sustainability Conference & Expo

Advancing Sustainable Communities

November 18 & 19, 2010

Antlers Hilton Hotel, in downtown Colorado Springs