East-West Gateway Council of Governments is currently developing the region’s next long-range plan, Regional Transportation Plan 2040. According to East-West Gateway, the purpose of the Transportation Plan is to “set forth a regional policy and planning framework to guide decision-making regarding the growth and development of St. Louis region.” The Transportation Plan 2040 will be aided by the Renewing the Region Initiative, which identified ten guiding principles for the long-term growth of St. Louis.
What does that mean for public transit riders and supporters? East-West Gateway is looking for input from St. Louis community members on their priorities for transportation maintenance and growth. The survey asks responders to weigh in on the current public transportation system, accessibility, bike facilities, traffic, commuting patterns, etc. The answers they receive will help guide the priorities outlined in the Transportation Plan 2040.
There are a number of ways you can provide feedback on the future of our regional public transportation:
1. Fill out the online survey.
2. East-West Gateway will be hosting several focus groups on the future of transportation. Each focus group will accommodate up to 15 people and is scheduled for one hour. They recommend giving an RSVP in advance at www.ewgateway.org/lrp or to Roz Rodgers at roz.Rodgers@ewgateway.org or 314-421-4220/618-274-2750.
You can read the current transportation plan here. Thanks for giving your feedback on the future of transportation planning in St. Louis.