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Public Involvement

In April 2013, a well-coordinated project team, including City of Springfield, Lane Transit District (LTD), and consultant staff, worked closely with elected and appointed officials from City of Springfield and LTD to conduct initial stakeholder and community outreach.

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Phase 1 – Community Outreach

Community outreach included small group meetings called, “Community Conversations,” and general public outreach at the 2013 SummerFair, National Night Out and the Nick Symmonds Springfield 800 Community Run events.

Based on this input, the Transit Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC)  explored transit options to address and enhance all modes of travel along the corridor.   Additional community outreach occurred in coordination with other Main Street projects, bi-lingual display outreach at community events, and presentations to civic groups, and electronic updates.

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Transit Stakeholder Advisory Committee, Mayor Lundberg, Councilor Woodrow and Study staff

Phase 2 – Community Outreach

During Phase 2, the project team worked early and collaboratively with business and property owners to avoid and reduce potential impacts to properties along the corridor. The Governance Team considered feedback received and removed the widest design option from further consideration and analysis. After a series of website updates, meetings, presentations, corridor mailings, and e-updates, the transit study was paused in order to coordinate more closely with the Main Street Safety Project that received funding midway through Phase 2 of the Transit Study.

In coordination with the Main Street Safety Project, Main-McVay Transit Study will engage the community in confirming a transit mode choice for the Main Street Corridor to ensure that the Main Street Facility Plan will accommodate current bus service and future transit solutions.

Click on links below to view letters mailed in May 2016:

Final Letter to Business Owners west of 21st
Final Letter to Property Owners west of 21st
Final Letter to Business/Property Owners E of 21st
Click here to view postcard mailed late February 2016 to residents, businesses and property owners along the corridors.

Click on links below to view sent e-updates:

5-17-18 Main Street E-Update
1-23-18 Main Street E-Update
5-23-17 Main Street E-Update
5-3-17 Main-McVay Transit Study E-update
2-13-17 Main-McVay Transit Study E-update
10-6-16 Main-McVay Transit Study E-update 
7-19-16 Main-McVay Transit Study E-update
6-6-16 Main-McVay Transit Study E-update
5-24-16 Main-McVay Transit Study E-update
5-13-16 Main-McVay Transit Study E-update
2-26-16 Main-McVay Transit Study E-update

If you have questions or comments feel free to provide feedback here.

For additional information about this project, please contact:
Emma Newman, City of Springfield Project Manager, enewman@springfield-or.gov or 541.726.4585
Tom Schwetz, Lane Transit District Planning and Development Director, Tom.Schwetz@ltd.org or 541.682.6203

Transit Stakeholder Advisory Committee

The Transit SAC has no further scheduled meetings for the project. SAC members have been encouraged to continue their participation by attending the open houses and providing feedback as the study progresses. See below for meeting results. Transit SAC Membership and Composition Transit SAC Meeting Schedule SAC Meeting #1 5-14-14: SAC Meeting Agenda 5-14-14 SAC …