Make your opinion heard on Livingston County’s master transit plan

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On Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, residents, business owners, and other stakeholders will have the opportunity to provide feedback at the Livingston County Transit Master Final Public Open House being held from 4-6:30 p.m. at the Johnson Center at Cleary University, 3750 Cleary Drive, Howell, MI, 48843.

Efforts have been led by Livingston County to analyze the existing transit system in the county and work with project stakeholders and the public to determine what types of improvements to the transit system would enhance the overall quality of life in the County. AECOM and MKSK, two consulting firms, were tasked with creating a Transit Master Plan for Livingston County that explores the need for various public transportation options, connections to adjacent counties, and ways to improve walkability and bikeability to support the transit system.

In the first phase of the process, existing conditions of the transit system in Livingston County were evaluated through detailed data analysis, bus ride-alongs, engagement with stakeholders, and a public survey. The second phase of the planning process focused on developing the goals and options for the transit system. This phase also comprised of prioritizing those potential options for improvements to the overall transit system through several engagement opportunities, including a public open house event in November, meetings with various stakeholder groups, and a second public survey. The Transit Master Plan is in its third and final phase, which involves creating detailed recommendations paired with a finance and governance plan to help carry out implementation of the prioritized options.

Participants are welcome to drop by anytime between 4-6:30 p.m. A brief presentation of the draft Transit Master Plan and recommendations will be given at 4:30 p.m. and then again at 5:30 p.m. At the open house, participants will be encouraged to engage in discussion with project consultants and Livingston Essential Transportation Service (L.E.T.S.) staff to prompt feedback on the overall recommendations in the Livingston County Transit Master Plan including the following:

  • Actions and priorities for improving the County’s transit system including:

    — Easier ridership interface
    — Expanded weekend service
    — Commuter shuttles
    — Bike and pedestrian improvements
    — Service to the airport

  • Timeline and estimated cost for each action
  • Finance and governance options for implementation

For more information, visit the project website by clicking here.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Greg Kellogg, Livingston Essential Transportation Service (L.E.T.S.) at gkellogg@livgov.com or (517) 540-7843.

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