Wichita Transit officials have scheduled public meetings and other opportunities to collect input on a series of proposed changes to routes and fares as part of an ongoing effort to improve service.
“The changes are intended to help Transit better meet the needs of the community while maintaining cost-effective and dependable service,” said Steve Spade, the Director of Transit.
The proposed changes stem from an ongoing assessment of the existing routes’ strengths and weaknesses. Public input will be used to refine the proposed changes before they are presented to the City Council in October. Following are scheduled meetings and other opportunities for public input. Residents can attend:
• An open house from 1-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Wichita Transit Administration Building, 777 E. Waterman Bldg. 200. The open house meetings are scheduled from.
• A District Advisory Board meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5 at Lionel Alford Library, 3447 S. Meridian.
• A public hearing scheduled from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 455 N. Main.
• A City Council meeting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20 in the City Council Chambers at City Hall.
Also, residents can visit the Transit Center – through September - where officials will have information boards. Attendees can complete a comment card and return it to Transit Center staff. And residents can also weigh in online by emailing your questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org through Sept. 25. You can also visit the Wichita Transit Facebook page and send a message with questions or comments or complete an online survey at www.wichitatransit.org.