To be even more accessible to the public, the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority will hold a special evening board meeting on Tuesday, April 25 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Community Action Agency (1740 Langdon Farm Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45237) and is open to the public.
The SORTA Board will hear presentations related to the proposed transit enhancement plan and the possibility of seeking a Hamilton County sales tax.
SORTA is committed to transparency in government and will continue its intensive planning and outreach efforts, including:
· Work with AECOM transit planning consultant to refine potential service enhancements if more funding is secured
· UC Economics Center economic & community impact study of the AECOM service options
· 10 community listening sessions throughout Hamilton County from May 8-11 to seek further input on AECOM’s projected service enhancements
· Meetings with elected leaders throughout the county to learn about their residents’ unique transit needs
· A discussion with bloggers and transit advocates in May
· “Women on the Move” transit forum for women riders, non-riders and community leaders hosted by three female SORTA board members
· An online survey seeking community input from riders and non-riders regarding Metro, the service it provides and enhancements being considered
“This meeting is important. We want to keep the community informed about what we are doing and how it impacts our region,” said SORTA Board Chair Jason Dunn. “We will be transparent, deliberate and unwavering in our efforts to find a long-term sustainable funding model. We have to get this right for the future of the region.”
“We will continue to engage with the community to make informed decisions related to the future of transit in Greater Cincinnati," Dunn added.