We need Transportation Reform in Gainesville, FL!
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We are petitioning the City Commission to increase access to transportation for ALL members of the Gainesville Community. With the current bus system, the East Gainesville community does not have access to transportation to meet their daily needs.
GNV4ALL has devised recommendations in an attempt to improve bus service! We will present these recommendations to Gainesville's City Commission, who is responsible for funding and operations of Gainesville RTS, at the City Hall Auditorium (200 East University Avenue) on May 3rd at 5:30PM:
- To increase the current amount of targeted free RTS bus passes that are given to certain facilities in the Gainesville community. We also recommend extending these passes to populations that include newly employed residents, high school students going to Sante Fe College, low-income riders, etc. Many potential bus riders, with low income, simply cannot afford bus fares.
- To allow paid advertising on bus stops and shelters, which is currently banned by city land development codes that need to be changed. By implementing this recommendation, advertising revenues (not taxpayer $$) could be used to fund needed and requested improvements to Eastside RTS bus stops. Improvements could include adding benches and/or covered stops.
- To increase the frequency and extend hours of Eastside bus services, particularly to routes 2, 7, 11 and 711.
- To create a new Eastside transfer station and "park and ride" facility that would have direct RTS routes to Rosa Parks, UF or Oaks Mall.
We will present this petition to the City Commission with our recommendations, so your support is MUCH needed if we want to achieve this MUCH needed change! Please do not hesitate to join us for May 3rd's City Commission meeting or post any suggestions you may have in the comments!
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