Ben Franklin Transit Opens Public Comment Period, Requests Input on 2021 Service Initiatives
The Ben Franklin Transit (BFT) Board of Directors approved the agency’s 2021 Modified Annual Service Plan and accompanying Title VI service equity analysis for release for public comment at the regular monthly Board meeting on Thursday, March 11, 2021. Per the Governor’s COVID-19 Proclamation 20-28 Open Public Meetings Act, a physical meeting location was not provided for this meeting, however, telephonic access information was provided to allow public attendance via Zoom.
The 2021 Modified Annual Service Plan seeks to implement the remaining service initiatives from the agency’s Comprehensive Service Plan and the Service Restoration Plan to improve connectivity and meet rider demand within BFT’s service area. The phased plans are scheduled for implementation between June and August of 2021 and include:
Frequent Service Corridors (FSC)
The goals of the FSC program are to reduce travel time, transfers, and passenger wait times with:
The Sunday service plan represents a significant operational transition from six to seven days a week for BFT services. The planned services would be available on Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. including:
BFT is offering three opportunities for community input and encourages the public to participate and provide feedback on these significant new service initiatives planned for 2021.
1. Two virtual public open houses with LIVE Q&A:
2. Public Hearing:
3. 30-day Comment Period (ends April 12, 2021):
The 2021 Modified Annual Service Plan in its entirety and links to the virtual open houses are available at bft.org/newplaces.
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