City Of Norman Asks For Feedback In Public Transit Study

Wednesday, November 18th 2020, 5:08 am
By: Ashley Holden

Norman -

The city of Norman is asking for community input to help evaluate their existing transit services.

On Wednesday, residents can take a survey or also go to a community meeting in-person or virtually. The city is relatively new at operating their public transportation. They took it over from the University of Oklahoma in July of 2019.

Right now the city offers five city bus routes and other options for people with disabilities. They are focusing first on how they can improve those routes. But the city's public transit coordinator, Taylor Johnson, said they could look at other strategies too.

"We need to hear their voices and their comments because ultimately this is their plan and it's going to be their way of reshaping transit in Norman for the next 10 to 20 years," said Johnson.

This is just the first round of input in their "Go Norman Transit Study". After this phase and some more planning, city leaders will ask for public comment again in February. The long-term goal of the study is a strategic plan to help city leaders and possibly even expand transit

The first community meeting is Nov. 18 starting at 10 a.m.

To take the survey, head to the study's official website.