Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Wichita transit leaders are asking for public feedback, after a bus fee hike hurt ridership.
Mike Vinson, Wichita Transit Director, said ridership is down after a 50-cent fee increase in June. The city approved the rate structure to offset a $1 million budget shortfall.
The authority launched an interactive website to learn more about the public’s needs. The virtual town hall seeks community input about public services. The site provides a convenient way for residents to share ideas, offer opinions and make recommendations on a broad variety of Transit subjects including routes, services and possible expansion plans.
“We are always looking for better ways to capture input and ideas from residents,” Vinson said. “Their opinions will be an important part of shaping future plans for Transit services.”
Based on public feedback, a preferred scenario will be developed and presented to the Wichita City Council in February or early March.
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