Open-house style meetings will reveal changes and collect feedback.
From the Topeka Metro, March 2015
Topeka Metro will host four public meetings to reveal changes and collect feedback on a series of service updates designed to modernize transit in Topeka. The meetings will be open-house style, with staff available to answer questions one-on-one.
The proposed updates include the addition of a Saturday Oakland route, introduction of an east side flex zone, revised route identification and route adjustments that will create more direct service and one seat rides. Updates are scheduled to take effect August 1.
Previous service updates.
The last major service updates for Topeka Metro occurred in October of 2011 and included a reduction in service. Prior to that, changes were made to accommodate the growth of Wanamaker Road and the addition of West Ridge Mall.
“The city is growing and improving but we haven’t changed with it,” said Susan Duffy, General Manager, Topeka Metro. “This service modernization will help us better serve Topeka’s changing needs.”
Public and employee input has been a valued factor in this change.
All service updates are revenue-neutral, and sustainable under Topeka Metro’s current budget. The recommended updates were determined using ridership data as well as employee and passenger input. Public and employee comments will be taken through April 8. All feedback will be compiled and presented to the Topeka Metro Board of Directors for final action on April 20.
Ride home provided, upon request.
Topeka Metro will provide transportation home following the meeting at Avondale East, upon request. A signup sheet will be available upon arrival. Those needing special accommodations for the meeting should call (785) 233-2011 ext. 105 at least 24 hours in advance.