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Stand Up for Transportation Conference

April 10, 2017

This is the full forum, during which members of the public and local officials met to talk about how to improve mass transit in Franklin County.

Standing Up for Transportation

By: 
KarenShapiro
April 11, 2017

Last night, members of the public met with local officials to discuss how to improve mass transit in Franklin County.

FRTA Fare Changes Begin January 1st

Adapted from a Franklin Regional Transit Authority (FRTA) press release:

The Franklin Regional Transit Authority (FRTA) would like to remind everyone that fare changes for fixed route buses go into effect on January 1, 2016.

FRTA Wants to Hear From You

Adapted from a Franklin Regional Transit Authority (FRTA) press release:

Over the next few weeks, the FRTA will be hosting a series of Community Conversations in order to get feedback from the public about proposed route and fare changes.  The meetings are free, open to everyone, and pizza and beverages will be provided.

For more information on the changes, please click here.

Help the FRTA Improve Service

Adapted from a Franklin Regional Transit Authority (FRTA) press release:

The FRTA has released its Draft Comprehensive Service Analysis (CSA) for a 30-day public review and comment period running from Monday, July 6th, through Tuesday, August 4th.  The document can be found online here or a hardcopy can be requested by calling (413) 774-2262.  The public is also encouraged to attend the FRTA's Transit Advisory Committee Meeting on July 9th, from 1PM to 2PM, or the FRTA Public Meeting on July 21st, from 4PM to 6PM.

Ride FRTA for Free on June 18th!

Adapted from a Franklin Regional Transit Authority (FRTA) press release:

With the continued fluctuation of gas prices, Franklin Regional Transit Authority (FRTA) announced today that it will join with other public transportation systems nationwide and participate in the 10th annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 18th, by providing free, fixed route, service on that day.  This is especially appropriate given that the slogan of this year’s event is “Dump the Pump.  Ride Public Transit.”

Talk Transit at the Farmers' Market Saturday

Adapted from two Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) press releases:

We want to hear from YOU!  The FRTA and FRCOG are hosting another Community Conversation on Transit, at the Greenfield Farmer's Market, this Saturday, July 26th, from 8AM to 12:30PM.  We want to hear what people think about public transit and what it should look like in the future.

Gas Pipeline Forum CANCELED!

Adapted from a Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) press release:

The FRCOG has received an Open Meeting Law complaint regarding the informational meeting with Kinder Morgan, about their proposed gas pipeline project, that was scheduled for Thursday, May 15, 2014.  Specifically, the space limitation of the conference room in the John Olver Transit Center may not be large enough to accommodate all interested members of the public.

Community Conversations: Transit Edition

Adapted from a Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) press release:

We want to hear from YOU!  Please join us for a community conversation to learn more about how transit decisions are made in Franklin County and to offer your opinions on how we can make it even better!  We want to hear your ideas at four meetings to be held around the county during the month of May.

FRTA Public Hearing About Proposed Route Changes

August 23, 2013

On August 23, 2013, the Franklin Regional Transit Authority (FRTA) held a public hearing, at the John W. Olver Transit Center, to get feedback about some proposed bus route changes.

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