Short-Range Transit Plan Public Comment Meeting

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The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) is updating its five year Short-Range Transit Plan (SRTP). The SRTP update will incorporate public input in development of future transit service plans, bus purchases, facility upgrades and maintenance, customer service improvements, and other initiatives. The Plan also provides documentation necessary to support federal funding of transportation improvements listed in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

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Short-Range Transit Plan Public Comment Meeting

  1. 1. 2013-2017 Short-Range Transit Plan Update Public Comment Meetings October 16, 18 and 24, 2012
  2. 2. Housekeeping items The purpose of this meeting is to take public comments on COTA’s five year Short-Range Transit Plan update. Silence all cell phones. Be considerate of all meeting attendees and COTA staff. When it is your turn to make a comment or ask a question, remain at your seat and we will call upon you. Comments and questions are limited to two minutes per person. Participants are encouraged to complete comment cards. Ask one question at a time so the appropriate COTA staff member may address your comment. 2
  3. 3. TimelineCOTA Updates the Short-Range Transit Plan (SRTP)every two years. Public participation is vital to the updateprocess. Phase I Public Meetings - October 16,18 and 24 Phase I Survey – October 15 to December 14 Phase II Public Meetings – Winter/Spring 2013 Final Draft Submitted for Adoption to: COTA Board – Spring 2013 MORPC Board – Spring 2013 Final Plan – Spring 2013 3
  4. 4. Short-Range Transit Plan Overview Documents COTA’s initiatives for the next five years Service Plans for fixed-route and Mobility Services Facility upgrades and vehicle purchases, and strategic investments Customer service, safety and technology Inter- and intra- agency cooperation and initiatives Green/Sustainable and special Initiatives Provides guidance for the agency Informs the public of COTA’s planned initiatives Provides documentation necessary to support funding of transportation improvements listed in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) 4
  5. 5. Short-Range Transit Plan Goals Provide effective, safe, customer-focused transit service; Provide transportation alternatives to residents with disabilities; Manage public resources responsibly; Expand community support for public transportation; and Promote environmentally sustainable initiatives. 5
  6. 6. Short-Range Transit Plan Service Plan Service Plan allocates investment to specific improvements to the fixed-route system; selected from a list of strategic improvements: Frequency Span Coverage Speed Reliability Proposed service plan emphasizes frequency improvements 6
  7. 7. Short-Range Transit Plan Display Boards Questions will be answered by staff Review the boards arranged around the meeting room Visit the Service Improvement Voting Prioritization Board Help COTA decide where to invest Take three stickers and “vote” for your top three ways to invest in the transit system Enjoy a snack after voting 7
  8. 8. Short-Range Transit Plan Update www.cota.com (614) 228-1776 8

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