This plan examines how the current transit system is operating and identifies possible changes to; route alignments, schedules, service hours, and bus stops. Discussions led to a list of future system adjustments ranked by priority. Recommendations include suggestions for People Mover, AnchorRIDES, and RideShare.
Transit on the Move is the transit plan for the Municipality of Anchorage. We will update the plan over the next three to five years. This plan helps determine what's next; where should we add or modify service and how can we make the system better?
In October 2017, People Mover made changes to the bus system. Service shifted from an infrequent system that prioritized coverage over ridership to a more direct and frequent service with buses arriving every 15 minutes on some of the routes. The hours of service expanded to midnight on the weekdays, and the number of trips on the weekends doubled. These changes came about after the Anchorage Talks Transit public participation process. Community members expressed their desire for shorter wait times at bus stops and shorter travel times on routes.
Now the question is what's next? Transit on the Move identifies goals and objectives for PTD to work toward and identifies performance measures and targets to track progress in achieving those goals. The plan creates a list of priority projects to improve the transit system, which are queued up and ready for implementation as additional funding is made available.
Additional service is dependent on additional funding. This plan recommends a list of future system adjustments ranked by priority.
This plan will look at shared opportunities of all three services:
Fixed Route Bus Service
Each service operates independently, while working together to provide valuable public transportation options within the Municipality.
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