RVTD is preparing a 2040 Transit Master Plan to envision how it will provide public transit, paratransit service, bus rapid transit, commuter, express and transportation options over the next 25 years. New funding will become available in 2019 through the Keep Oregon Moving transportation bill. This landmark legislation created new operation revenues to expand transit services across Oregon.
The 2040 Transit Master Plan will be the leading public transportation guide for the RVTD service area, providing mobility solutions, strategic planning and prioritization of new service while maintaining fiscal conservancy. The plan will consider new and existing employment centers, helping RVTD meet the needs of commuters. However, the greater challenge is providing service to hillside residential areas of Medford and Ashland. Transit transfer centers and passenger shelters, as well as place-making features to further community identity, will be integral to the plan. Strategic plans will also include larger facilities such as maintenance and administration buildings, bus storage, fueling stations and electric buses.
The RVTD Board of Directors expects to adopt the final plan in spring 2019. A consultant provides RVTD with technical expertise including the design and implementation of service types, performance measures and policy preparation. Once developed, the Plan will provide the RVTD Board of Directors, managers, and staff a framework for providing transit and transit-related services to the Rogue Valley and beyond.
RVTD wants to hear from you!
Watch for more information about our in-person and online open houses. For meeting dates and to make a comment on the interactive project map go online to RVTD2040TransitMasterPlan.com, where you can also subscribe to a project email list for ongoing updates. Provide your input today!