A public open house to provide feedback on Livingston County’s Transit Master Plan is set for 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Genoa Township Hall, 2911 Dorr Road, Brighton.
This is a public open house, so feel free to stop by anytime between 4-7 p.m. A brief overview of the project and its progress will be given twice, at 4:30 p.m. and at 6 p.m.
A few brief, interactive exercises are planned for feedback on potential changes to the county’s transit system, which will help guide the overall recommendations of the Transit Master Plan.
There’s a big need for feedback: Livingston County, one of the fastest-growing counties in Michigan, added more than 5,000 residents and 11,000 jobs since 2010. While the county is a desirable place to live, high housing costs have led to a need to import workers from other counties. In addition, many residents in Livingston County work in other counties. These factors have stakeholders considering improvements to Livingston County’s available public transit service.
Efforts are currently underway to analyze the existing transit system and work with project stakeholders and the public to determine what types of improvements could be made to enhance our quality of life. Two consulting firms are tasked with creating a transit master plan, which will explore transportation needs and options, connections to neighborhing counties, and improved walkability and bike-ability to support the system.
Over the last few months, existing conditions of the transit system in Livingston County have been evaluated through detailed data analysis, bus ride-alongs, engagement with stakeholders, and a public survey. The Transit Master Plan is in its second phase, which involves presenting initial findings and requesting feedback from the public on the draft goals and options for improvements to the transit system.
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If you have any questions or comments, contact Greg Kellogg, Livingston Essential Transportation Service (LETS), at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (517) 540-7843.