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City of Conroe Schedules Public Meeting on New Local Fixed Route Bus Service

WHO: The City of Conroe is studying options for a proposed fixed route bus service.

Everyone is invited to learn more about the proposed bus service and the City would like to encourage the participation of those who traditionally depend on public transportation; including, students, non-drivers, the disabled and the elderly.

The City is asking for public input on the service, placement of bus stops and shelters, and improvements that will support better pedestrian access to transit. 

WHAT:                 Residents are invited to help shape the area’s mobility future participating in an interactive workshop and filling out a brief survey that will be available online and at the meeting. Visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Conroelocaltransit/

WHY:                    As a result of the 2010 census, the City of Conroe has passed 50,000 in population making it eligible to receive new federal and state funding sources to operate public transportation. Public input on local travel habits to work, medical appointments, shopping, community services & functions, and school is needed to determine the best sites for neighborhood stops and evaluate how the new service could best serve the needs of the local community. 

                                This effort is supplemental to the proposed Park and Ride commuter study that is also underway. Link: www.surveymonkey.com/s/conroecommute/

WHEN/ WHERE:  An interactive workshop is scheduled from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at Washington Junior High, 507 Dr. Martin Luther King Place N., Conroe 77301.

Transportation officials will be on hand to discuss proposed routes, service schedule, bus shelters, and pedestrian improvements to transit stops. Maps, display boards, and a rider survey will be available for residents to demonstrate choices. Light refreshments will be served. 

Conroe will sponsor a second meeting on both the proposed fixed route bus service and Park and Ride commuter study on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Montgomery County Central Library, 104 I-45 North, Conroe 77301.

MORE:                 Let us hear from you. Please check the City website at www.cityofconroe.org/ for meeting updates, links to the surveys, and to provide direct feedback about the proposed service.

It is the policy of the City of Conroe to afford disabled persons maximum access to all public meetings. The City of Conroe will make reasonable accommodations to address the needs of persons with vision or hearing impairments or other disabilities, including the provision of readers or sign language interpreters when requested reasonably in advance. Please contact Lynn Spencer at 713-951-7951 at least 48 hours in advance.

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