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Connect Mid-Hudson - Public Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Herb Litts
15:55
Hello
burtonthelander
18:39
One issue that may be of interest in evaluating travel options within the area is how to reduce use of non-renewable energy resources, to mitigate climate impact/global warming.
Rebecca Flack
28:01
all UCAT bus routes take that lunch break
Rebecca Flack
36:33
there is a socioeconomic difference between transit users; commuters who drive to their park and ride for a NYC trip vs. folks commuting locally who don’t have cars
burtonthelander
37:45
Has there been any evaluation of non motorized transportation options such as rail trails that people can use to get to bus/train stations?
Kathy Nolan
38:30
I had a similar observation about your analysis of pain points: the focus was on drivers to transit points and did not include non-drivers.
Vernon Benjamin
51:10
Connecting the micro transit zones (micro micro?) can boost the economy while also expanding the geographic reach (Vernon)
Rebecca Flack
51:12
nothing in central or eastern dutchess? could really use fixed route service on Route 22
ddoy
55:31
we know that Dutchess is currently studying MT for its rural areas
Mark Debald (Dutchess County-DCTC)
55:44
Dutchess County Public Transit recently began a study of its system, which includes a look at microtransit solutions for Central Dutchess and the Harlem Valley.
Vernon Benjamin
57:59
The transportation panel of the NYS CAC looks upon micro transit as an innovative new idea that can also connect cultural interests and reduce socioeconomic disparities. (Vernon)
marymcnamaratashjian
58:12
Could the micro transit zones be scheduled for weekend and non-weekends?
Paul O
59:53
What are the steps to getting the counties to adopt MT programs? What are the barriers to entry?
Kathy Nolan
01:01:47
How large are the differences in travel times generated by TSP?
Robin
01:06:28
Has the use of school buses during non-peak hours looked at? Shared services?
ddoy
01:08:39
TSP has an added benefit for first responders in congested areas
harriet, nysdot
01:09:23
Are there recommendations for inter-county transit and or trips to NYC and/or Albany?
burtonthelander
01:12:14
Has there been thought of providing electric vehicle charging stations at park and rides? Promote renewable energy use for transportation?
Kathy Nolan
01:12:17
Do you have projections for the return of transit and park-and-ride use to pre-covid levels? Will expansions of park-and-ride be put on hold until better information is available?
Vernon Benjamin
01:14:20
Is there an interest in stepping up transit to promote reduced auto use and in other ways conform with the state’s 100% renewables future?
ddoy
01:14:31
MTA is estimating that return to pre covid volume will likely take until 2026
Gabe B
01:14:51
I came late so if this has been addressed already please ignore, but the two biggest issues we face here in the Newburgh area is that the Transit Orange bus doesn’t run past 7 pm or on Sundays at all, and the hours it does run are not reliable.So the problem isn’t identifying gaps in service area, but improving existing service and most importantly: accountability.Did the study hear or address accountability to existing service?
Sajaa Ahmed
01:17:04
Hi Everyone, Sajaa Ahmed, UCAT Director here. UCAT is set to issue its purchase order for its first three electric buses by the end of the year and a full fleet electrification study is in progress right now. Feel free to reach out to me with UCAT questions: ssah@co.ulster.ny.us
Kathy Nolan
01:17:27
Thank you, Sajaa — that’s very exciting!
marymcnamaratashjian
01:18:42
Expanded Sidewalks networks are they included in this plan?
burtonthelander
01:18:51
Am grateful to hear of county plans to transition to electric bus use. We need to make renewable energy use for transportation a high priority
marymcnamaratashjian
01:20:32
Thank uyou
Arica McCarthy
01:21:04
Thank You !
Gabe B
01:21:06
Thank you!
Kathy Nolan
01:21:11
Thank you!!
Susan Davidson
01:21:17
Thank you!