It’s like trying to stop a speeding train.
Here is a letter from a Boise City engineer that went out to numerous local officials. Seems like after thousands of $$$ in surveys, promotional campaigns, and meetings the selected players ran out of objections to the “Trolley Folly” also known as “Desire Named Street Car.”
Dear Steering Committee Members,
The City of Boise will be hosting an open house on March 14th, 2017 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm at City Hall. The intent of the open house is to inform the public of key findings from the Downtown Circulator Alternatives Analysis which will include sharing the Steering Committee’s recommendation which is:
The Steering Committee’s recommendation to the City Council is a fixed route circulator system based on our identified “T” alignment with the following conditions:
1. Meets the stated goals of the Alternatives Analysis which are:
— Connect Activity Centers in/around Downtown Boise
— Connect Regional Transit to Downtown Boise
— Maximize Use of Transit for Downtown Circulation
— Provide Transportation Alternatives
— Encourage Economic Activity
— Positive Environmental Effects
— Identify a Cost-Effective and Fundable Project
2. Further exploration to define and receive preliminary commitment of the required local funding sources to include for example, partnerships, LID, TIF, institutional, city resident support and parking revenues
3. Accommodation of existing or emerging technology to potentially include wireless and driverless systems
CIRCULATOR OPEN HOUSE
Tuesday, March 14 • 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
City Hall Lobby at 150 N. Capitol Blvd.
The circulator is a public transportation optiondesigned to connect major destinations in downtown. Learn more about the recommended route, funding
and how the circulator fits in the overall vision of Boise’s Transportation Action Plan.
“We envision a city where all people enjoy real transportation choices that offer safety, optimize infrastructure and support vibrant neighborhoods.” Boise Transportation Action Plan, 2016
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