How do you want to get around in the next 10, 15, 25 years and beyond? Our region is growing, attracting more jobs and more people who are all traveling the same streets.  COTA NextGen envisions a way forward.  It’s your move!

NextGen Final Plan 

Executive Summary

Final Report

       A. Defining Community Values
       B. Outreach Phase 1 Findings
       C. Outreach Phase 2 Findings
       D.  Outreach Phase 3 Findings
       E. Needs Assesment
       F. Tier 1 Evaluation
       G. Model Analysis
       H. Tier 2 Evaluation
       I. STOPS Forecasting

Vision 2050

We listened to you in order to understand the existing and future needs for transit. In 2015, we studied plans, analyzed current and forecasted population, jobs, congestion and travel, and put it all together with your ideas.

The emerging vision for the next generation of transit will deliver what you asked for: more local service and faster transit service.

Vision 2050: Enhancing Local Service

You want more choices! Local service investments envisioned by 2050 include:

  • More frequent bus service, on more routes, on more days
  • More urban circulators like CBUS
  • New suburban circulators and additional service connecting suburban areas
  • More freeway commuter service
  • More suburban job access (reverse commutes)
  • More transit for seniors and people with disabilities
  • Infrastructure and technology upgrades to improve service quality

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Vision 2050: Creating Faster Service

You want high capacity transit service -- either rail or rapid buses.  High capacity transit carries more people than a typical bus line at higher speeds, with more frequent service and fewer stops in a congestion-proof corridor. 

With your input, we identified 26 potential places for faster transit service. The NextGen team is conducting two rounds of technical analysis. Through the first round (Tier 1), 13 of these corridors arose as likely candidates for development. Analysis will continue throughout 2016 to prioritize these corridors through the Tier 2 evaluation process.

Check back in early 2017 for the recommended list and opportunities for input!

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