The Mason Corridor idea was born almost 17 years ago.Seeking an efficient way to minimize congestion, capitalize on the BNSF railway corridor.HISTORY AND PLANNINGOver the next several years the corridor vision was revised and broadened.Includes multi-modal transportation and economic initiatives.PUBLIC AND PRIVATE INVESTMENTTargeted redevelopment within our core, with a modern, flexible transit system, could transform our city.COMMUNITY BENEFITSBenefits current and future property owners and residents.
A total of 12 stations and 2 transit centersConsiderable attention is being paid to the look and feel of the stations Working closely with our Art in Public Places Department on outdoor artistic elements for the stations. Translucent screens will protect waiting passengers and will include subtle art. Final art is being created now. Other artistic elements include waiting benches, way finding signage and safety lighting.
Security on MAXFare Collection Enforcers onboard buses.Stations and buses will have video, and emergency call boxes will be located at all stations.
Guideway is complete from South Transit Center to Spring Creek. Currently focusing on CSU paving.24’wideEmergency vehicles will be allowed on itAccess gates at every major intersectionStreets will handle snow removal
February through April 2014An important stage of creating the new MAX Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system will occur once construction is done, but before MAX is operational for public use: Testing and Training. During the Testing and Training Phase, the MAX system will look ready in the eyes of the public; however, many specific operational components will still be under development and configuration. Once in place, these components must be thoroughly tested. Additionally, Transfort Bus System must complete rigorous training to prepare approximately 40 bus operators for the new system. Understandably, the Testing and Training Phase will be confusing to the public, since the system will be constructed, stations will be completed and buses will be on the guideway. For this reason, the City of Fort Collins has outlined a plan for communications and outreach during the Testing and Training Phase.Before MAX can offer rides, many components must be tested and many people must be trained to ensure smooth operations.It’s all practice; public transit service at MAX stations and via the MAX route will not begin until May 2014.
Additional east/west serviceHorsetooth (Lemay to Ziegler)Drake (Taft to Shields, Stover to Kansas)
The service on routes 3 and 6 are provided through a partnership with ASCSU Operate Monday – Friday when CSU is in full session
Passfort Program: Businesses can participate to offer their employees $50 annual passes good for unlimited rides on all Transfort routes, including MAX.Marketing MAX and business; joint efforts being developed through DDA, DBA, SFCBA and more.
MAX/Mason Corridor Presentation
• City Plan policies – “community spine”
• Targeted area for public investment
• Partnerships with private sector
Foothills Mall Redevelopment
• $300 million investment
• 735,000 sq. ft. commercial
• 400-800 units residential
• $44 million investment
• 676 beds housing, 8,000 sq. ft. retail
• High density, transit-oriented