Public Hearing: 2023-2028 Short Range Transit Plan – County Connection

Public Hearing: 2023-2028 Short Range Transit Plan

Notice of Public Hearing

The Central Contra Costa Transit Authority (County Connection) will hold a public hearing to gather comments on the draft Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) covering fiscal years 2023-2028.

About the SRTP

The SRTP is County Connection’s operations and financial planning document. In order to effectively execute planning and programming responsibilities, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) requires each transit operator receiving federal funding through the Regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to prepare, adopt, and submit an SRTP to MTC every four years in order to remain eligible to receive federal funding.

County Connection’s last Full SRTP was completed in 2016 and the current effort will result in an updated SRTP covering FY2023 through FY2028. Revised guidelines were established as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and narrow the scope to a five-year planning horizon with a focus on financial and service planning.

The plan focuses on evaluating existing service and developing future service plans based on three scenarios of varying revenue recovery over the next 5 years. The operating budget assumed for each scenario is based on the level of federal stimulus available, recovery of revenue from other sources, and ridership recovery. The service plans are aimed to align resources available in each of the scenarios with ridership demand as well as feedback received from the passenger survey conducted during September 2022.

Review the draft plan here:

How to Comment

Comments can be submitted in writing via mail, email, or online, or at the scheduled Public Hearing. Written comments must be received by December 7, 2022.

It is anticipated that the Board of Directors will take action on the draft SRTP at their regular meeting scheduled for December 15, 2022, following the public hearing.

1 thought on “Public Hearing: 2023-2028 Short Range Transit Plan

  • County Connection must look at providing additional services to south county. Microtransit (such as Metro Micro or SacRT’s SmaRT Ride) may be a good option. Subsidizing ride share is not the solution. Those are still often expensive, overpriced, and unfeasible for the elderly who may not be as good as tech. Microtransit that is easy to book and serves a decent area is much better. Metro Micro in the Los Angeles is a fantastic service that offers microtransit for a great cost.

    In order to improve ridership, the service must be good enough to lure passengers in; nobody wants to wait an hour for a bus that ends so early. Take a look at Wheels – they provide significantly better services to much of the Tri-Valley (Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin area) than what County Connection provides in San Ramon and Danville. If the bus is a feasible alternative to driving, people will come! If one is able to get to get dinner on a Saturday evening at the Bishop Ranch City Center then be able to go back home, people will ride it!

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