The City of Columbia continues to invite members of the community to provide online feedback on the future bus system as part of the COMO Bus Service Evaluation Project. Anyone with an interest in the City's bus system is encouraged to participate in the online survey at comobus.digicate.com by Dec. 31.
The survey covers topics related to performance, coverage, accessibility, marketing and other measures of service. The survey also encourages suggested goals and written comments. Online commenting via the online survey can be translated to other languages on the survey's homepage by selecting the desired translation in the languages field in the upper right corner of the survey. Translations are provided via Google Translate and the survey is Screen Reader accessible.
The City is developing the COMO Bus Service Evaluation Project to ensure that the bus system provides efficient service and meets the needs of community members. The evaluation began in February 2016 and will continue through the spring of 2017.
"Community support and input is essential in planning for the future of Columbia's bus system. Our goals will always be to improve the system and to find opportunities to meet the demand of current and future riders," says Columbia's Transit and Parking Manager Drew Brooks.
During the process of the project, the evaluation team has hosted stakeholder meetings and a public visioning session in which community members shared thoughts, questions and concerns about bus service in Columbia. The team will leverage all comments to create recommendations for a series of transportation improvement alternatives and will share them with the public near the end of the evaluation process.
Physical copies of the survey can be filled out at Wabash Station, Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) and the Daniel Boone Regional Library.
For more information about the COMO Bus Service Evaluation Project, contact Drew Brooks, Transit and Parking Manager, City of Columbia, at (573) 874-2489. You can also visit the Get Involved Page of COMOConnect.org. Follow the project on Twitter @COMOConnect and Facebook at COMO Bus Service Evaluation and use our hashtag: COMOConnect.