Community Engagement Report
In 2016 to 2017, Metro Transit conducted an extensive community engagement process lead by Nexus Community Partners, the Alliance for Metropolitan Stability, and the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs. The goal was to bring the community into the planning/decision-making process, implementation of bus stop improvements, and to influence the criteria the agency uses to prioritize shelter investments.
Community Engagement Numbers
What did we learn?
PRIORITIES FOR SHELTER AND BUS STOP FEATURES:
- Signage and information
- Safe street crossings
- Maintenance at bus stops and shelters
PRIORITIES FOR WHERE TO LOCATE SHELTERS:
- Where many people wait for the bus.
- Near hospitals, healthcare clinics, social service centers, senior housing, housing and services for people with disabilities, where children are waiting.
- Where residents don’t have a car, where residents have lower income.