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Throughout this study community outreach meetings have focused on getting the word out, providing information about different transit service concepts and ideas, and gathering input about transportation and community needs.

Community outreach meetings have engaged over 30 community groups including:

We have summarized what we heard and drafted five needs statements.

You are guiding this study! Did we get it right?

1. Existing transit service, facilities and supporting infrastructure is very limited and does not support the communities' future vision for transportation and community development.

2. A transit system in the study area is needed to support work, shopping and social / recreational / personal trips. It should service local circulation of travelers as well as regional trips.

3. Transit service is needed in major corridors and activity centers within Cranberry Township, surrounding municipalities and the region. These corridors and activity centers have been identified.

Where Service Is Needed
Corridor
Activity Center
Study Area
Core
Route 19, Route 228, Freedom Road, Rochester
Road, Powell Road, North Boundary Road
Cranberry Mall, Route 228 shopping areas, Walmart, shopping areas along Route 19, major employment areas / industrial parks,Cranberry Township Municipal Center, the proposed town center
Expanded
Study Area
Route 8, Route 19,
Route 228, I-79 / I-279
Adams, Cranberry, Forward, Jackson, and Middlesex Townships in Butler County; Callery, Evans City, Harmony, Valencia, Seven Fields and Zelienople in Butler County; Marshall and Pine Townships in Allegheny County; and Economy and New Sewickley Boroughs in Beaver County
Outside the
Study Area
I-79 / I-279 and connections
to other existing transit
services
Downtown Pittsburgh, Oakland, Butler City / Township, Areas of Beaver County / Beaver Valley, Pittsburgh International Airport

4. The public has identified specific service needs and support structure for a future transit system that includes:

5. Transit system improvements need to be designed and phased to be financially viable based on how many people would use them and a realistic assessment of other possible revenue sources.

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