Colorado Statewide Transit Plan Open House Presentation Fall 2013
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Colorado Statewide Transit Plan Open House Presentation Fall 2013

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This presentation was made at public open houses around the State of Colorado in Fall of 2013 to educate the public on the planning process and to solicit input.

This presentation was made at public open houses around the State of Colorado in Fall of 2013 to educate the public on the planning process and to solicit input.

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  • Tracey welcome group
  • Tracey
  • Doing a regional plan in each of these areas around the state
  • Holly
  • Lotsof local info…
  • Tracey – wrap up and adjourn

Colorado Statewide Transit Plan Open House Presentation Fall 2013 Colorado Statewide Transit Plan Open House Presentation Fall 2013 Presentation Transcript

  • STATEWIDE TRANSIT PLAN & REGIONAL COORDINATED TRANSIT PLANS Public Open House
  • Welcome and Introductions  Meeting Goals:  Share information on statewide and regional transit data and planning activities  Gather input from the public on local, regional and statewide transit and travel needs
  • Why are we doing a Transit Plan?  Create a vision for transit in Colorado  Define CDOT’s role in that vision  Develop a framework for an integrated transit system  Develop strategic direction, policies, and goals  Identify objectives, strategies and priorities to achieve goals  Meet State legislative requirements
  • What is the Vision for Statewide Transit? VISION Colorado's public transit system will enhance mobility for residents and visitors in an effective, safe, efficient, and sustainable manner; will offer meaningful transportation choices to all segments of the state's population; and will improve access to and connectivity among transportation modes. Supporting Goals: • Transit System Development and Partnerships • Mobility/Accessibility • Environmental Stewardship • Economic Vitality • System Preservation and Expansion • Safety and Security
  • What are the Benefits?  Educate elected officials, government, and the public and communicate benefits of transit  Maximize role of transit in broader transportation system  Increase transit availability &attractiveness
  • What’s in the Statewide Transit Plan?  Regional Coordinated Transit Plans for rural areas  Statewide Survey of the Transportation Needs of the Elderly and Disabled  Outreach and Education  Integration with Statewide Transportation Plan
  • How does it integrate with Statewide Transportation Plan? “...an element of the statewide transportation plan that identifies local, interregional, and statewide transit and passenger rail needs and priorities…”
  • Regional Coordination and Planning October 16 October 1 October 1 October 7 October 15 October 23 October 22 10 Transportation Planning Regions
  • Regional Coordinated Transit Plans  Define regional vision, goals, and objectives and framework for next 20 years  Identify regional characteristics, issues and needs  Inventory existing providers and services  Prioritize projects and strategies  Improve agency coordination and transportation services  Analyze funding and financial needs
  • Regional Transit Working Groups Local Government and Elected Officials Health and Human Service Agencies Local Transit Providers and Users Senior Centers and Senior Services Department of Veteran Services Area Agencies on Aging Economic Development
  • What have we heard?  Need for additional and more flexible operating funds  Need for more regional and intercity transit service  Better connectivity and coordination between services (local and regional)  Need for additional regional trips for medical and veteran services
  • How will your Regional plan be used?  Guide transit investment in your area  Identify improvements that will enhance mobility of users  Coordinate services to improve efficiency of providers  Meet state and federal planning requirements
  • Data Collection, Mapping & Analysis  Statewide and Regional Level  Demographics  Mobility  Transit Systems and Providers:local transit, passenger rail, intercity bus and regional bus  Human Services: Head Start, Work Force Centers, Senior Centers, Medical Facilities, Veterans
  • Elderly and Disabled Survey  Working with State Agencies  Statewide Distribution  Mail  On-line  Spanish and English  Questions on types of transportation used, frequency, difficulties in using transit, barriers to transit use, focus areas, etc.
  • Spring/Summer 2013 Data Collection, Analysis and Mapping Regional Coordinated Transit Plans and Project Kick-off Fall 2013 Public Open Houses and Outreach Regional Coordinated Transit Plans Strategies Development Winter 2013/2014 Finalization of Regional Coordinated Transit Plans Development of Statewide Transit Plan Spring/Summer 2014 Final Statewide Recommendations Integration with Statewide Transportation Plan
  • We Want to Hear From You!  Please fill out our comment form  View the website and PIN Tool at the computers  Talk with CDOT staff or regional planning leads at tonight’s meeting
  • Other Participation  Website:http://coloradotransportationmatte rs.com/other-cdot-plans/transit/  On-line Presentation and Comment Form  Sign up for mailing list and updates  PIN Tool: http://dtdapps.coloradodot.info/pintransit
  • Thank You! Tracey MacDonald, DTR Project Manager 303.757.9753 tracey.macdonald@state.co.us http://coloradotransportationmatters.com/other-cdot-plans/transit/