Public Comment Wanted for Leavenworth County Transit Plan
Final Pop-Up Meeting Scheduled; Online Survey Available
(Kansas City, Mo. – Nov. 28, 2017) There is currently no transit service in Leavenworth County. If transit service were developed over the next 20 years or more, what areas would it serve? How might Leavenworth County communities benefit from it? Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA), in coordination with Leavenworth County communities and the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), is developing the Leavenworth County Transit Plan to uncover answers to these questions and others. We encourage the public to get involved by attending the last scheduled “pop-up” meeting for the project to share ideas and comments related to Leavenworth’s transit future. Online commenting is available at leavenworthtransit.digicate.com through Nov. 30, 2017.
FINAL “POP-UP” MEETING
University of Saint Mary
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Mead Hall, 4100 S. 4th Street, Leavenworth, KS 66048
During the “pop-up” meeting, community members will be able to review detailed maps of the study area and provide feedback. Staff from KCATA and the consultant team will be positioned at information tables to listen to comments and answer questions. No formal presentations will be given. Community members are encouraged to share their ideas and comments about Leavenworth County’s transit future.
Transit planning is essential for improving connections to jobs, shopping, healthcare, and other services in the City of Leavenworth and the surrounding areas of Leavenworth County. Specifically, how opportunities and challenges are leveraged for transit improvements will be discovered as we work together with a Stakeholder Advisory Committee, community members, planning staff, and many others through the end of 2017. The Leavenworth County Transit Plan is funded through MARC's Sustainable Places Program. The planning effort will analyze the needs within the City of Leavenworth and connections to activity centers, not only within the City and County, but also to other nearby areas, such as western Wyandotte County and the Kansas City International Airport. The final plan will describe transit improvement options, services, and funding possibilities that will help realistically address community needs.