Integrated Transit Studies: Public Conversation Session #1
Be a part of shaping the future of transit in Rochester!
- Date: 01/24/2017 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
- Location: 4th Floor of the UMR University Center
111 South Broadway
Rochester, Minnesota 55904
- Introduction: Provide your perspective on downtown transportation needs, potential concerns, and alternatives to be studied further.
PUBLIC CONVERSATION SESSION #1:
Join us to start the conversation on the future of transportation in downtown Rochester! The City of Rochester is conducting four integrated transit studies to support and advance the DMC Plan. During Session #1, we will share what we are learning from these studies and would like to receive your input on downtown transportation needs.
Attend this event to:
- Learn about the four integrated transit studies and preview the data collected
- Provide your prospective on downtown transportation needs
- Collaborate to help identify alternatives to be studied further
The DMC plan was not a blueprint but a concept for future development. The DMC plan was based on a high level assessment of conceptual needs and feasibility. The City of Rochester is conducting four integrated transit studies to refine the concepts identified in the DMC Plan, generate confidence in selected projects, and answer key questions that will allow the projects to advance to the design phase. There will be four opportunities for public input during the studies, coordinated with key milestones in the study process. Specifically, the integrated transit studies will:
- Explore how the DMC concepts can be built within public right of way with minimal impact to adjacent private property
- Determine the most cost-effective use of public dollars to realize the DMC’s transportation vision
- Allow additional opportunity for public agencies, property owners, businesses and residents to participate in the development of alternatives to implement the DMC plan concepts
- Lay the ground work to seek federal funding for some of these projects
Public input opportunities will be as follows:
- Session 1: January 24, 2017 from 4-8pm on the 4th Floor of UMR University Center.
During this session the public will be asked to provide their perspective on downtown transportation needs, potential concerns, and alternatives they believe should be studied further.
- Session 2: May, 2017*
During this session the public will provide feedback on the initial alternatives and which options should be move forward for further study.
- Session 3: September, 2017*
During this session the public will voice their opinion on which of the final options should be selected
- Session 4: December, 2017*
During this session the public will explore the preferred option, how and when the elements will be built, and provide feedback on what is presented
A quorum of the Common Council and other City and County Commissions may be present at this event but not official business will take place.