STA Invites the Public to a Central City Line Online Open House
STA Invites the Public to Join an Online Open House on the Central City Line
Public can view and provide feedback on Central City Line station design and amenities
Visit the Online Open House between January 29th and February 16th to provide feedback on the Central City Line station designs and amenities at SpokaneTransit.com/CCLOpenHouse.
Spokane, Wash. – Spokane Transit (STA) is hosting an Online Open House to share information and gather feedback on the Central City Line (CCL) individual station designs and amenities. The feedback will be used to inform the current phase of design work. The public is encouraged to visit the Central City Line Online Open House at SpokaneTransit.com/CCLOpenHouse between January 29, 2018 and February 16, 2018. Additional public input is key to ensuring the Central City Line best serves everyone in the Spokane region.
The Central City Line, scheduled to begin service in 2021, is one of several high performance transit projects included in the STA Moving Forward plan to maintain, improve and expand public transit throughout the Spokane region. The CCL will be a new six-mile corridor-based Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route providing two-way, premium transit service connecting Browne’s Addition and Spokane Community College, through Downtown Spokane and the University District. It is expected to enhance successful expansion of business and higher education in the region and help support a growing population. The CCL should also improve mobility by connecting urban neighborhoods to major destinations and moving people without more cars, serving as a model for transit service quality, frequency and ease of use in the region’s busiest corridors. For more information on the Central City Line, please visit STAMovingForward.com.
The Online Open House format is easy to use and invites the public to review the features including an interactive map displaying the most current station design, easy opportunity to provide feedback, station design and amenities, background, schedule and timeline.
“During 2016 and 2017, STA held open houses, workshops and other stakeholder meetings to receive feedback from the community,” said STA Chief Executive Officer E. Susan Meyer. “This input was very helpful to the project team in understanding the needs and concerns of the public, which is why STA is eager to hear from the community again during the online open house to inform the next phase of the station design and passenger amenities.”
Action: Visit the Online Open House between January 29th and February 16th to provide feedback on the Central City Line station designs and amenities at SpokaneTransit.com/CCLOpenHouse.
Beth Bousley, Director of Communications and Customer Service
STA provides public transportation services through fixed route (bus) service, paratransit operations and vanpool to the cities of Airway Heights, Cheney, Liberty Lake, Medical Lake, Millwood, Spokane and Spokane Valley and parts of unincorporated Spokane County. The organization employs more than 500 people and is overseen by a 12-member regional board: nine voting elected officials from Spokane County and cities in the Public Transportation Benefit Area, two non-voting elected officials from area small cities, and a non-voting labor member. For more information about STA, please visit www.spokanetransit.com.