The public is invited to the StarTran Advisory Board meeting and public hearing Thursday, November 19 on the Transit Development Plan (TDP) to improve transit services in Lincoln. The meeting begins at 8 a.m. in the City Council Chambers, County-City Building, 555 S. 10th St.
StarTran Transit Manager Mike Davis said public input was used to develop a "preferred scenario" to provide service more effectively within StarTran's existing budget. It calls for offering later service in the evenings on eight routes; a 30-minute, all-day weekday service on Randolph, South 16th-17th, "O" and "G" streets; and a crosstown option on Route 48 for passengers to travel north and south without transferring downtown. The preferred scenario and other TDP documents are available at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: TDP).
Those who are unable to attend the meeting can provide input or find out more about the TDP in the following ways:
The TDP process included an evaluation of current route design, service levels, ridership and customer amenities. The study evaluated population characteristics, travel patterns and employment densities to identify areas and corridors with high transit demand. The study identified service gaps, transit needs and opportunities for service improvements. The TDP will guide the delivery of public transit services in Lincoln over the next five years, and changes would be implemented in the fall of 2016.