- What is the purpose of the Grand Valley Transit 1-10-year Strategic Plan?
- The plan will develop a vision and set a direction for GVT over the next 10 years. The effort will guide management and investment efforts in public transportation in the areas served by Grand Valley Transit (GVT), including Grand Junction, Fruita, Palisade and some unincorporated areas of the County. The final plan will result in a prioritized list of strategies that GVT will work to implement to achieve the community’s transportation and mobility goals over time.
- What is the project timeline?
- The project was initiated in April of 2017 and is anticipated to be completed in February 2018. The final plan will be presented to the Grand Valley Regional Transportation Commission (GVRTC) for adoption.
- How will the public be included throughout the process?
- Throughout the planning process, Mesa County will work to inform the public about the project and opportunities to provide input in the following ways:
- Project website
- Online public commenting maps
- News Releases to local media outlets
- Distribution of information through partner agencies (Chamber of Commerce, local governments, social service agencies, etc.)
- Public meetings and outreach at community events
- Email blasts to contact list
- Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor)
- How will public input be incorporated into the process?
- The community has already provided GVT and Mesa County with a lot of feedback about the local transit system through community surveys and other planning efforts. This plan will build from that information and will consider new input received through the Public Commenting Map (coming soon) and comments received at public meetings, focus groups and other community outreach activities. This input will help define GVT’s transit vision, guide the development of service alternatives, and inform final plan recommendations to guide investment over time.
- How will the recommendations of the plan be paid for?
- Funding opportunities will be evaluated during the planning process. The evaluation of service alternatives will consider anticipated future funding sources.
- What if I have a specific concern or interest in an area of the community being served by transit?
- We need to know what you know! Tell us what you think about existing GVT services, what the issues and opportunities are, and what you think the future should bring. One of the best ways to do this is by using the Public Commenting Map (coming soon) to show us exactly where you think changes should occur or what you like and/or dislike about the current transit network.
- Who do I contact to learn more?
- Elizabeth Collins, MPA
Mesa County Project Manager