Apr 21, 2017 at 1:43 pm
Transit officials are working to fine-tune a series of changes to bus routes throughout Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. A pair of open forums are being held today to gather public input on the new routes. Cities Area Transit Director Dale Bergman says updated Transit Development Plan will likely go before both councils in the next few months.
Bergman says there will be plenty of time to implement the changes as they won’t take effect until June 2018.
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The Grand Forks-East Grand Forks Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Cities Area Transit (CAT) are almost finished with the update to its Transit Development Plan (TDP). The TDP is a five year planning document which provides guidance and leadership into the capital and operational framework for Cities Area Transit (CAT). The goal of the Transit Development Plan update is to link the future transit system with recently completed and ongoing land use and economic development initiatives occurring both in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. The Plan will create transportation options that allow for increased mobility, while enhancing the integration and connectivity of the transportation system, across and between transportation modes.
This phase of the public input process is focused on gathering input on the Draft Transit Development Plan. These changes impact all existing and future CAT users. The objective of the proposed plan is to:
X Provide improved connections between community destinations
X Provide a better understanding of the CAT system
X Provide a layout of goals and performance measures for the CAT system
Provide a fiscally constrained plan for the next 5 years.