Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pinal County Selects Theme for County Transit Feasibility Study

FLORENCE – Pinal County has been involved in a transit feasibility study since December 2008 and the time to share the findings with the public is fast-approaching.
To help give focus to this important study and the findings and recommendations, the county selected the theme, "Exploring ways to get people where they need to go." 
"The significance of this study cannot be overstated," says David Maestas, project manager for the study effort.  "We decided on this theme, since Pinal County is situated in the middle of the rapidly growing Sun Corridor and is expected to grow to approximately one million people by 2025.  We anticipate substantial transit needs in the future." 
Well-planned communities strive to incorporate a good balance of transportation options:  roadways, buses, rail, vanpools, volunteer driver programs, as well as walking and bicycle paths, Maestas adds.  "We believe this theme will clearly define the purpose of the study, and transit's proper place in a multi-modal transportation system," Maestas said. 
Over the next several weeks, the public will be briefed on the findings and recommendations of the transit feasibility study and will be invited to make comments on the plans.  "Now is the time to plan for future transit needs," he added.
For more information on the transit feasibility study and public briefings, please contact David Maestas at david.maestas@pinalcountyaz.gov or 520-866-6393.