Transit to hold public meetings regarding future transit center

Six public meetings have been scheduled to give the public a chance to comment on the construction of a future transit center. The meetings will give people the chance to have a better understanding of how a transit center would function and what it would offer to the community.

City Commissioners have been asked to consider approving the location of the transit center at 21st and Iowa Streets. That location is in the geographic center of the city and is also central to KU. The meetings will help the public better understand the role of a transit center and what it may look like, as well as provide staff with valuable insight into how transit service is currently being used.

“We encourage people to participate in this process,” said Robert Nugent, public transit administrator. “Creating a new transit center will take a considerable effort from both the public and transit staff.”

Topics discussed at the public meetings will include:

  • What is a transit center?
  • How to approach restructuring service
  • Proposed location at 21st and Iowa

Each of the meetings will be structured as an open house format. On each of the three days, there will be a morning meeting and an evening meeting to allow more people an opportunity to attend. The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, July 15
Carnegie Building
200 W 9th Street
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, July 16
Indoor Aquatic Center
4706 Overland Drive
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Thursday, July 17
Holcom Recreation Center
2700 W 27th Street
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Anyone who cannot attend a meeting can still submit comments by e-mailing info@lawrencetransit.org or sending a letter to Lawrence Transit System, PO Box 708, Lawrence, KS 66044. Comments should be received by August 15. For additional information, please call (785) 832-3465.