Public transit’s future direction in Lawrence relies on community input

May 3, 2021

Public transportation is a vital mobility tool in our community. Lawrence Transit and the University of Kansas are currently engaged in a Route Redesign Study that will help set priorities for transit service in the future. The aim of the study is to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the existing transit network and highlight opportunities for service improvement. Community participation is vital to the success of this effort.

Public outreach meetings will be held in early June to allow riders and non-riders to provide input on the state of the current system. Additional outreach events will be held in the fall and winter to discuss proposed service scenarios and recommendations. Each round of public outreach will be accompanied by a transit-focused community survey to allow Lawrence residents to participate in the planning process, even if they are not able to attend each public meeting (or virtual public meeting).

Given the important role of the University of Kansas in supporting transit in Lawrence, the first transit survey is being launched this week to engage with KU students before the end of the school year. This survey will remain active through the months of May and June, and will be promoted throughout the community together with information on the first round of public outreach meetings.

Whether you are an existing transit user or simply an interested citizen, we encourage you to complete the transit survey and share your views on how to improve transit in Lawrence. Take the survey now at https://lawrenceks.org/listens/surveys/.

The redesign of transit routes in Lawrence is happening concurrently with the planning and construction of a new multimodal transfer facility on the southeast corner of Bob Billings and Crestline, as well as an improved transfer location serving Downtown Lawrence. Learn more about these projects at https://lawrencetransit.org/transfer-facility/.

For more information, call (785) 864-4644. You can also find us on Facebook: @lawrencetransit and on Twitter: @TransitKU.