The City of Norman is currently conducting the Go Norman Transit Study, a year-long comprehensive evaluation of the city’s existing transit service. City leadership has invited public participation throughout the study and designed several transit route concepts based on the feedback. They are inviting the public to now weigh in on the designs and route options to help finalize the plan.
“So far we’ve learned a lot through the Go Norman Transit Study about how people utilize public transit and how we can improve it,” said Taylor Johnson, public transit coordinator for the City of Norman. “We want to continue gaining valuable public feedback, especially during these last stages of planning so we can provide our citizens with transportation that works for them.”
A public survey to gain feedback on the route concepts is now open. Citizens can take the survey on the project website GoNormanTransit.com.
The city will also host virtual public meetings February 23 at 12:30-2:00 p.m. and February 24 at 5:30-7:00 p.m. During the meetings, the city will present proposed routes and designs based on the data that has been analyzed and the feedback received during earlier meetings. Citizens will also be able to ask questions and give feedback. Instructions on how to attend a virtual public meeting are also on the project website. Recordings of the presentations, including questions and answers, will be available on the website after the meetings.
The study is also soliciting information from other stakeholders, including transit operators, businesses and organizations, and large employers such as the University of Oklahoma and hospitals. The outcome of the comprehensive study will be a strategic plan to help city leaders optimize and expand transit over the next 20 years.
“This study and subsequent plan is critically important as it will help shape the future of public transportation in Norman for many years to come,” Johnson added. “We want as much participation as possible so we can design a system that serves the citizens of Norman in the most efficient and effective ways.”
To learn more about the study and include your feedback about the transit system, visit GoNormanTransit.com or follow the City of Norman on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube at @CityofNormaOK.