Learn about the high capacity transit options considered to advance for more detailed analysis and review the staff draft recommendation from June 13, 2013. Feedback questionnaires were open through June 26, 2013.
Southwest Corridor Plan transit options
Decision-makers are working to determine which high capacity transit options should advance for more detailed analysis.
The materials below were presented at the May 23 community planning forum.
From May 23 to June 26, more than 1700 respondents offered feedback on the transit options through an online questionnaire. Results will be available in early July.
Staff draft recommendation
Project partner staff offered a draft recommendation for consideration by the steering committee on June 13, 2013. The staff draft recommendation included:
Download the staff draft recommendation (9.6M PDF)
From June 13 to June 26, more than 950 respondents offered feedback on the staff draft recommendation through an online questionnaire. Results will be available in early July.
Find out what project partners heard from the public in response to the high capacity transit options and the staff draft recommendation.
Download the draft report (4M PDF)
The high capacity transit decisions timeline shows what decisions are on the table for July, and what decisions will be made after more detailed analysis in 2014 and even through 2017. This July, the steering committee will focus on:
There are multiple considerations when determining the right type of and level of investment for high capacity transit. These include:
|Determining where high capacity transit should go in the corridor will affect capital costs, transit system operating costs and transit ridership as well as the benefits that such an investment will bring to help meet the local community visions in the areas it may serve.|
|If the steering committee determines that bus rapid transit should advance for more detailed analysis, it will also give direction on how it should be designed for that analysis, including the level of exclusive right of way it should have.|
|Each regional high capacity transit investment has relied on a multi-jurisdictional funding strategy to be built.|
|As the steering committee balances the benefits and tradeoffs of the options for high capacity transit and other investments, it will do so in light of several potential outcomes for the communities in the corridor.|
|The alternatives that are advanced for more detailed analysis may have multiple design options, serving different needs and goals. These design options will be analyzed and decided on during a refinement stage through mid-2014.|
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