earlj on Oct 31, 2013
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The Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority working with Metro Transit and the Pavilion Estates Community is launching a pilot project to provide bus services to residents at Pavilion Estates to test the feasibility of providing permanent service to the area.
Pavilion Estates is located approximately two miles off the nearest bus route, Route #27-Romence/Shaver, and accommodating that complex would require several routing changes. Rather than making those changes to routes initially, it was decided a temporary shuttle service would be provided to help determine if ridership would support the changes.
On Monday, September 16, the Route #27-Romence Extension service will begin running hourly between Pavilion Estates and Devonshire Apartments where it will provide a direct connection to both Route #27-Romence/Shaver and to Route #2-Portage.
For route information click here for Pavilion Estates Route Information.
A Metro County Connect bus will leave the clubhouse at Pavilion Estates beginning at 6:32 a.m. Monday through Saturday. It will connect with the Route #2 and #27 buses at Devonshire at the corner of Meredith and Sprinkle and 42 minutes after each hour. After leaving Devonshire, the shuttle will arrive back at the Pavilion Estates clubhouse at 52 minutes after each hour with the last trip returning to Pavilion Estates at 8:52 p.m.
Passengers who ride the shuttle will not be required to pay their fare until they board the connecting bus at Meredith and Sprinkle.
The program will continue for a minimum of three months until a determination can be made on the success of providing a fixed route service to the area.
ttaverna on May 07, 2013
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On Tuesday May 7, 2013, residents of Kalamazoo County passed the 0.4 millage. With 93 of 94 precincts reporting, about 72 percent of voters approved the renewal -- 11,711 voters have cast "yes" votes and 4,464 voters have cast "no" votes. To learn more about the election results, read the article from the Kalamazoo Gazette Click here
blissettb on Mar 28, 2013
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Strides Made on Regionalizing Public Transit
KCTA became operational in 2006, working collaboratively with the City of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, and the Kalamazoo Transportation Authority Board (KTAB) to achieve an integrated, county-wide public transit system.
- In May of 2010 the Kalamazoo County Transportation Plan was created to guide the regionalization process.
- In September 2012, direction was given to update the regional public transit plan.
- In December 2012 the County-Wide Public Transportation System White Paper, was created.
- In January 2013, the White Paper was presented to members of the City of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, KTAB, KCTA, and the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study (KATS). Feedback was received and summarized in the attached County-wide White Paper Feedback.
- In October 2013, the City of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, KTAB and KCTA endorsed the Regionalization of Public Transit.
To learn more about the Strides Made in Regionalizing Public Transit in Kalamazoo County click here.
The Kalamazoo Metro Transit, in conjunction with the Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority, has placed a community service van in Vicksburg with South County Community Services to further promote public transportation to citizens throughout Kalamazoo County.
To learn more about this partnership see the article in the Kalamazoo Gazette. click here
Since 2005, Metro Transit has been operating the Community Service Van program, a specialized service program sponsored and funded by the Michigan Department of Transportation to allow local agencies to use accessible vans at no cost to the agency. The vans are mostly used by non-profit and government agencies for transporting elderly and/or individuals with disabilities. The program currently operates with six accessible vans; five of which are stored at the Metro Transit facility and one now placed in Vicksburg. All of the vehicles are ADA accessible and have the capacity of transporting up to six passengers without wheelchairs, or three passengers with one wheelchair. In 2012, the Community Service Van provided 8,970 rides within Kalamazoo County. For more information or to apply for the Community Service Van, please contact Melissa Coulson at 337-8858.
admin on Aug 06, 2012
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The KCTA Board holds its business meetings at 5:30 pm on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month in the Metro Transit Administration Building at 530 N Rose Street.
All meetings will be publicly noticed in accordance with the Michigan Open Meetings Act, unless otherwise noticed.
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