Cedar Park's ongoing transit study moves into another phase in January, with the first of a series of public meetings scheduled for Jan. 16. at the Cedar Park Recreation Center.
The city council approved the study in 2018, and the project began in the fall with a data-gathering process, according to the city's transit study website. According to city documents, the study calls for a review of existing services, land use, infrastructure and markets for transit, combined with input from the public, to determine how the city should address transit issues over the next five years.
The January meeting is officially Public Meeting No. 1, with the stated goal of providing the community information about the study's key goals and providing an opportunity for public input.
The study's goal is to review potential transit options, from bus services to pedestrian and bicycle elements, and present the results to the public in the summer.
“At the conclusion of the study, we will learn what the needs and wants are for the traveling public, we would also be able to identify the types of options that are available, and we will also learn how much each of these will cost,” said the City of Cedar Park's Diana Vargas during a council meeting in June.
Public Meeting No. 1 is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, at the Cedar Park Recreation Center, 1435 Main Street in Cedar Park, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with brief presentations beginning at 6:15 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
The city's agreement with Nelson/Nygard Consulting, Inc. allows for an expense of up to $130,000 for the study. For more information visit www.cedarparktransitstudy.com.