Posted: Oct 21, 2020 / 02:15 PM CDT
Up to date: Oct 21, 2020 / 05:41 PM CDT
WACO, Texas – Over the course of the subsequent a number of months, Waco Transit System (WTS) and its advisor workforce will conduct an environmental evaluate pursuant to the Nationwide Environmental Coverage Act and develop preliminary engineering design plans for the Metropolis of Waco’s first Bus Fast Transit (BRT) hall.
WTS is creating a 13-mile BRT hall to supply buses each 15 minutes throughout peak service hours – together with prolonged service hours to 10:00 p.m. and repair on Sundays to supply secure, dependable and environment friendly transit service.
The route is oriented in a northeast-southwest route and can serve industrial and industrial employment facilities, the Central Enterprise District, in addition to essential retail facilities for residents and guests. It additionally connects Waco with the adjoining cities of Woodway, Beverly Hills, Bellmead and Lacy-Lakeview.
In 2018, following the completion of a two-year feasibility examine that evaluated the transportation system, journey demand patterns, present and future land use and enter acquired from the general public, Waco Metropolitan Planning Group (MPO), Metropolis of Waco and WTS chosen and authorized a BRT route that includes 14 station places.
This mission has garnered intensive group assist – and to construct additional upon this momentum, WTS and the Waco MPO sit up for persevering with to interact the group all through the subsequent part of improvement.
To assist re-engage the group with the BRT mission, WTS – with the assist of the Waco MPO – is internet hosting a digital public open home that includes up to date mission info out there in English and Spanish, and an interactive route and station location map. The digital public open home will stay open via November three and may be accessed on-line at WacoBRTopenhouse.web.
A brand new BRT mission cellphone line that includes prerecorded messages with a voicemail possibility for submitting questions and feedback can also be out there. The mission cellphone line quantity is 844-922-6278 (844-WAC-OBRT).
Within the coming months, group members may have a chance to evaluate and touch upon varied BRT hall facilities and design options – together with the station places and proposed operations situations.
To sign-up to obtain project-related notices, please e mail the mission at WacoBRT@gmail.com.
For extra details about the Waco BRT mission, you possibly can go to waco-texas.com/transit/BRT.
Supply: Metropolis of Waco