Public Transportation And New Developments

755 WordsDec 13, 20154 Pages
Public Transportation and New Developments INTRODUCTION Public transportation is the backbone of many large cities in the country but it seems the system of transit in cities on the east coast and the west coast are far more efficient and well organized than in the mid-west. For example in Columbus, Ohio there has been deterioration in the public transit system. The area which COTA covers is the greater Columbus metropolitan area which includes the whole of Franklin County and parts of Union, Delaware, Fairfield and Licking Counties. Its main role is to provide public transit service for the local population and take them from one place to another safely. But it seems COTA does not involve women passengers in their discussions for consensus building on new routes and redevelopment of the routes. In October 2013, the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) Hired independent experts to review and evaluate the entire bus network. In March to June 2014 COTA received public input through ten public meetings, an online survey and focus groups. Between September 2014 and December 2014 a new proposed bus network completed was based on public feedback, and the COTA Board of Trustees accepted final report and adopted framework for future implementation. In January 2015 COTA began Implementation of Transit System Redesign (TSR), which will run through September 2017 with most major changes occurring in May 2017. This will include hosting four public comment meetings, review public
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