Spokane Transit has been partnering with the City of Spokane since early 2010 on a Downtown Transit Alternative Analysis (DTAA) to explore the possibilities for high performance transit service in the downtown core.

This project aims to connect major activity centers, encourage new development, improve sustainability, and increase transit mobility. It will compare several options such as streetcar, bus rapid transit, light rail, personal rapid transit, and others.

The project will also compare the environmental impacts of the transit options and look at ways to increase regional resources and transit mobility. Essentially, this plan will create a blueprint for transit that will help to guide future development in Spokane.

The project will be studying and comparing different options, while collecting information and comments from the public. The first opportunity for you to provide this comment is next Tuesday, June 29, when a DTAA Public Open House is held. Mark your calendars. It’s from 6-8 p.m. in the Champions Room at the Spokane Arena.

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