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Steering Committee Meets Nov. 5
Group Studying Regional Transit Options Meeting at Manitou Springs City Hall
November Steering Committee Meeting

Friday, Nov. 5
1 to 3 p.m.
Manitou Springs City Hall
606 Manitou Ave.
(Accessible via
bus route #3)


All Steering Committee meetings are open to the public and include opportunities for public input and questions.


Southern Colorado Sustainability Conference

Nov. 18-19, 2010
Antlers Hilton Hotel
4 Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs

The Future of Regional Transit study will be an exhibitor during the Southern Colorado Sustainability Conference at the Antlers Hilton Hotel in downtown Colorado Springs.

The exhibits are free and open to the public Thursday, Nov. 18 beginning at 9 a.m. To register and for more information, visit the Catamount Institute Web site.
Transit Study Documents Provide Background

More information about the Future of Regional Transit study is available by visiting the study's Web site. You can also review the following documents to learn more about the study and its potential impact on regional transit.
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Peer Cities Share Experiences with Steering Committee

Future of Regional Transit Steering Committee members, working on a recommendation that may determine funding and governance of transit services in the Pikes Peak region, heard from transit representatives from peer cities during the Committee's October meeting.

During the Oct. 1 public meeting, the Committee heard from representatives from nine different transit agencies from as far away as Jacksonville, Fla. During the workshop, agents from each of the visiting transit agencies discussed the funding and governance models for their transit programs. "The purpose of the peer exchange was to examine how other communities across the country address their metropolitan area transit needs and how they govern and fund their local transit services," said Craig Blewitt, Mountain Metropolitan Transit manager.

The Steering Committee and the Future of Regional Transit study team organized the peer city exchange to provide examples of successful best practices that will help guide the study process.

During the Steering Committee meeting in November, members will begin a more detailed discussion about how the delivery and funding of transit in the Pikes Peak region could be improved.

 

Steering committee members include representatives from each of the municipalities and jurisdictions within the study area, other government agencies, community organizations and citizen groups. The committee will provide its recommendation, which will include a plan to implement the recommendation, to the City of Colorado Springs City Council in February 2011.

For a detailed workshop summary, click here.

Future of Regional Transit Steering Committee is on Facebook

Follow the Future of Regional Transit study and Steering Committee on Facebook. Keep track of what's going on and post questions or comments.


The Future of Regional Transit is a nine-month study to determine:
  a more appropriate governance and funding structure, better aligned to deliver regional public transit service,
including desired service levels
  more reliable and stable local funding for regional public transit services