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.
all UCAT bus routes take that lunch break
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
Has there been any evaluation of non motorized transportation options such as rail trails that people can use to get to bus/train stations?
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.
Connecting the micro transit zones (micro micro?) can boost the economy while also expanding the geographic reach (Vernon)
nothing in central or eastern dutchess? could really use fixed route service on Route 22
we know that Dutchess is currently studying MT for its rural areas
Mark Debald (Dutchess County-DCTC)
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.
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)
Could the micro transit zones be scheduled for weekend and non-weekends?
What are the steps to getting the counties to adopt MT programs? What are the barriers to entry?
How large are the differences in travel times generated by TSP?
Has the use of school buses during non-peak hours looked at? Shared services?
TSP has an added benefit for first responders in congested areas
Are there recommendations for inter-county transit and or trips to NYC and/or Albany?
Has there been thought of providing electric vehicle charging stations at park and rides? Promote renewable energy use for transportation?
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?
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?
MTA is estimating that return to pre covid volume will likely take until 2026
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?
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you, Sajaa — that’s very exciting!
Expanded Sidewalks networks are they included in this plan?
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
Thank You !