New Transit Master Plan in Development
During the Work Session of the Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 meeting of the Amarillo City Council, Deputy City Manager Bob Cowell announced the development of a new Transit Master Plan and Management Systems Review for the City of Amarillo. The new Transit Master Plan is part of the BluePrint for Amarillo – a compilation of City Council priorities and City Manager initiatives.
The Goodman Corporation, with nearly 40 years of experience in mobility planning, will assist the City in reimagining Transit services in Amarillo and will conduct analysis and review of the City’s Transit operations in four phases:
Phase I – Community assessment analyzing the fixed routes and spec-trans services
Phase II – Develop alternative conceptual service models and test models with community input
Phase III – Develop a detailed service plan with preliminary short- and long-term investment impacts
Phase IV – Develop final recommendations and implementation strategies
The public will have numerous opportunities to assist in the creation of the new Transit Master Plan. The Goodman Corporation and the City encourage the completion of rider surveys and participation in stakeholder interviews, open houses, focus groups and workshops.
The development of the Transit Master Plan began Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016 with an estimated completion by the end of August 2017.
More information will become available as the Transit Master Plan is developed.