The City of Georgetown and Capital Metro will hold an open house meeting on April 1 to get public input for a fixed-route bus system for Georgetown. The open house will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Hewlett Room at the Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth Street. A short presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m.
The Transit Development Plan Study, initiated by the City of Georgetown and Capital Metro, will help define service plan needs for fixed-route bus service in Georgetown, including routing, service hours, frequency, and boundaries. The study will help to determine the most appropriate services and requirements for providing bus service in the community, accounting for the varied needs of the area’s population and employment markets. This study also will include recommendations for connections to potential future high-capacity services that are currently being evaluated through the Project Connect North Corridor Study.
Key Transit Development Plan Study components include:
- Reviewing relevant area studies and collecting additional data as required
- Assessing transit needs and identifying potential transit markets
- Evaluating and selecting transit alternatives for implementation
- Developing appropriate transit service and system alternatives
- Conducting public outreach activities
- Preparing a short-range operations plan
- Preparing a financial plan to support the operations and implementation plans
Georgetown has grown by more than 46 percent since 2000. In 2010, the city became part of the Austin Urbanized Area, allowing for opportunities to partner with Capital Metro to provide transit service. The outcome of this study will provide a comprehensive understanding of Georgetown’s transit needs and options. This study will include recommendations for local fixed-route service in the city and connections to potential future high-capacity bus or rail services that are currently being evaluated through the Project Connect North Corridor Study.