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Vision 2020: The Blueprint for the Future


Implementing the Vision

Implementing Vision 2020 will require considerable resources, community participation, and cooperation among public agencies.


Community Transit Partnerships

The most effective local transit services are created through a working partnership of the affected community and the transit provider(s). Pace already works with 210 communities on the planning, design, and delivery of services. Pace envisions a broad and comprehensive program that involves a joint determination of local needs, goals, and objectives – all translated into tailored service plans. Pace will work with these community partners to develop the strongest funding possible through innovative financing and leveraging traditional transit funding.

The success of a transit service in attracting riders, especially in a traditionally automobile- oriented suburban context, requires coordination of infrastructure, service, information, and travel demand. Pace will need to focus efforts on:

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    Gaining consensus among the many stakeholders, communities, and organizations with

interests in transportation and smart growth,

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    Creating viable community and regional partnerships,

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    Developing service plans for specific communities and groups of communities,

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    Gaining funding approvals from local, regional, state, and federal agencies.

There are three main types of studies, each involving outreach activities:

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    Community Transit Needs Assessment Studies: Pace will help communities define their transit needs and develop solutions for providing mobility. The solutions will be continuously monitored and adjusted to meet community transportation needs as effectively as possible while achieving maximum efficiency.

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    Line-Haul Corridor Studies: For each of the more than 80 line-haul corridors identified, Pace will study travel patterns, identify activity centers, and develop service plans for line-haul bus services.

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    Transportation Center Design Studies: For each of the more than 160 transportation centers identified, Pace will work with communities to design the most appropriate and efficient hub for community-based and line-haul transit service.

March 2002


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