Since common sense isn’t allowed on the Connect Transit Board, I can’t ask a simple question. Why not plan routes so people don’t have to transfer buses? I know one answer: No transfer and they don’t get counted twice as riding.
Date: Fri, May 17, 2019 at 11:46 AM
Subject: CONNECT TRANSIT TO MOVE FORWARD WITH DOWNTOWN BLOOMINGTON TRANSFER CENTER FEASIBILITY STUDY AND ALTERNATIVE SITE ANALYSIS
To: Jeff Holtke <[email protected]>
For Immediate Release
May 17, 2019
Contact: Connect Transit | (309) 829-1158 | [email protected]
CONNECT TRANSIT TO MOVE FORWARD WITH DOWNTOWN BLOOMINGTON TRANSFER CENTER FEASIBILITY STUDY AND ALTERNATIVE SITE ANALYSIS
Normal, IL – Connect Transit has been given approval from the Illinois Department of Transportation to move forward and conduct the feasibility study and preliminary design work for a Downtown Transfer Center. The feasibility study will review candidate sites in Downtown Bloomington for the future building of a transfer center as well as alternative site analysis.
The current Connect Transit Downtown transfer point serves on average a total of 1,800 riders daily. This is the second busiest transfer point in Connect’s bus system. The current on-street location lacks proper shelter, restrooms and other amenities. The transfer center will greatly improve access for existing transit users and transit dependent customers by providing a safe and convenient place to access transit.
Public transportation facilities are critical to attracting talent to the community and are significant components in developing walkable, bikeable, welcoming communities for both younger and more senior populations. Connect Transit is vital to connecting riders to places of work, education, and to visit local businesses and community services.
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