There is a certain happiness sighted when your bus comes along. It is of course a small specialized form of happiness and will never be a great thing.

-Richard Brautigan, The Old Bus

Monday, March 26, 2007

Who speaks for riders? (Continued)

"Does local transit meet your needs?" reads the headline on the single page, quarter sheet of card stock stuck in the information bin at the end of the light rail car.

I monitor the information bins because ... well, because that's what is expected of riders. How else will riders get information of value about Sacramento Regional Transit. (See this earlier post.)

"Whether you ride daily or occasionally, we want to know if public transit is meeting your needs. Your local transportation planning agency, the Sacramento Area Council of Governments, is looking for feedback on bus service."

The flier invites feedback at or by mail to SACOG, Attn: Barbara Bechtold, 1415 L Street, Suite 300, Sacramento, CA 95814. Phone comments can be left at (916) 340-6275 and FAX comments can be sent to (916) 321-9551.

SACOG has scheduled six "Unmet Needs" hearings. Three were held earlier in March -- Citrus Heights, Galt and Isleton. The remaining will be held in April:

April 2 at 6 p.m.
RT Board Room
1400 29th Street

April 16 at 5:30 p.m.
Folsom Chamber of Commerce
200 Wool St.

April 17 at 6 p.m.
Elk Grove City Hall
8380 Laguna Palms Way,
Elk Grove

My unmet transit need? An organization that monitors local transit with a focus on the needs of the general riders.

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