City evaluating transit options

Study will assess opportunities for new services in City; open house set for March 26

The Round Rock Transit Plan is a planning effort that will include a comprehensive evaluation of transit demand and existing travel patterns. The study will assess opportunities for new transit services within the City of Round Rock, as well as improved regional connections. These findings will result in transit options for the City Council to consider.

We are also interested in receiving input from the community on how to improve local and regional mobility. We encourage you to visit rrtransitplan.com to learn about the project and we look forward to receiving your comments and feedback.

There will be an open house meeting on the plan from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at the Library, 216 E. Main Street.

Round Rock’s population grew by more than 44 percent in the last decade, and the number of residents and jobs continues to grow. New retail centers, residential developments, and educational facilities are changing how people travel within the community. To address these changes, this plan has several primary objectives:

  • Assess existing demand response transit services and evaluate how effectively they are serving the travel needs of Round Rock residents
  • Solicit input from a wide range of community stakeholders to determine how to best meet the community’s transit needs
  • Develop a plan for how transit might be implemented in Round Rock over the next ten years
  • Identify a financial and capital plan that will support future transit modifications
  • Attract new transit users

The study will also include other elements, such as:

  • An interactive “Design Your Own System” online survey that will help the study team understand how the community envisions their ideal transit system
  • Community meetings to obtain feedback on existing services and potential improvements
  • Service alternatives that will evaluate different modes such as local bus, express bus, and demand response services in the context of Round Rock’s mobility needs
  • Financial, capital, and operating plans for the transit service alternatives

For more information on the Transit Plan, contact Caren Lee at 512-671-2869.

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