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5 Connecticut Avenue, Norwich, Connecticut 06360
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Public Open Houses to Share Ideas for SEAT Bus Improvements
SEAT “Info Bus” will also visit with riders at key stops
The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (SCCOG), in cooperation with Southeast Area Transit (SEAT), is conducting a study of bus transit services in southeastern Connecticut. The study is currently evaluating the effectiveness of existing bus service and drafting concepts for potential improvement. Slated for completion this summer, the study aims to identify changes to better meet local travel needs and to attract more bus riders to the SEAT system.
SEAT General Manager Michael Carroll said study findings to date have provided much information on how riders are using SEAT today. Working with SCCOG and the study team, SEAT is considering a number of options to better meet the diverse needs of our community.
The public will be given several opportunities to learn about these ideas and share their opinions with the study team in February. Two evening open house forums will be held, and a SEAT “Info Bus” will visit key bus stops during the day, inviting riders to “step aboard,” learn about the study, and share ideas about the services they use. Events will be held as follows:
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
- § 9:30 – 11 AM: SEAT Info Bus at Jewett City Senior Center
- § 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM: SEAT Info Bus at Three Rivers Community College
- § 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM: SEAT Info Bus at Norwich Transportation Center
- § 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Open House Forum: Norwich Transportation Center
Wednesday February 25, 2015
- 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM: SEAT Info Bus at New London Union Station
- 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM: SEAT Info Bus at Crystal City Mall (by Sears bus stop)
- 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM: SEAT Info Bus at Groton Plaza Court
- 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Open House Forum at New London Union Station
Carroll said that SEAT will make sure there is a bus available to help riders get home after attending the evening meetings.
Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments Executive Director James Butler said both existing bus riders and non-riders are encouraged to attend these events. Butler noted the ideas to be shared have emerged from a detailed review of the SEAT system, as well as from more than twenty interviews held with local organizations and business leaders. SCCOG also continues to solicit input from riders via the study's website, http://seatbusstudy.com and information on improvement ideas will be posted there prior to the meeting dates above.
To learn more about this effort, contact Mr. James Butler, Executive Director of the Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (SCCOG) at (860) 889-2324.
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