GDOT conducting survey for transit plan

Published 3:15 pm Thursday, July 25, 2019

AMERICUS — The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) wants to know how Georgians feel about a statewide transit plan.

GDOT helps local transit providers in small cities and rural areas get federal and state grants for capital, operations, and planning. The Georgia Statewide Transit Plan Survey (SWTRP) would help give GDOT insight for future projects, with input from many sources, including: the public survey, transit providers, planning agencies, regional commissions, and local governments.

“The transit system would be independent of the state transportation department,” said Natalie Dale with GDOT, who added the preliminary results won’t be available until early 2020 when people can voice their opinions.

Dale said, “GDOT strives to work close with the communities to see a transit program that fits the needs of the community.”

Transportation officials said after hearing from Georgians about the lack of information about existing transit services, they hope the survey will show them exactly how to serve residents better across the state and especially in rural areas.

“We want everyone, whether you live in a small community or large community, to take part in this survey,” Dale said.

You can access the Georgia Statewide Transit Plan Survey online  at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SWTRPsurvey?fbclid=IwAR3z0KB4-E9pyTO5DaVsRVKDV6Gar2LDgeWzjcF6ffonzhwrclCiAA0OT78.