Updated Sept. 24, 2019
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Sedona transit implementation plan ready for final input
The draft final implementation plan for an ambitious public transit program for the Sedona/Oak Creek Canyon area is ready for community review and comment. LSC Transportation Consultants, a transportation and traffic engineering firm with offices in Colorado, California and Nevada, has released a 330-page draft-final implementation plan. The plan takes what have been general concepts, created over many years of previous transit studies, to the point of actual implementation.
The plan will be presented to the Sedona City Council on Oct. 23, 3 p.m., in the city council chambers located at 102 Roadrunner Dr. The direction and/or elements approved by the council at that meeting will serve as the city’s roadmap to transit implementation. The public can provide final input on transit implementation at the Oct. 23, 3 p.m., council meeting, and online on this web page.
Data-gathering and study for the transit plan has been ongoing since June 2018 and has included multiple surveys, public meetings, focus groups, stakeholder interviews and visitor interviews.
Residents who don’t have time to review the entire 330-page report will want to read the initial, 29-page overview, and might then focus on Chapter 13, beginning on page 281 of the PDF, that is posted on this web page. Chapter 13 details possible service options and routes, infrastructure needs, governance, costs, and timing for implementation.
Broadly speaking, the transit service plan is focused on two areas: (1) enhanced circulation service within Sedona city limits and the Village of Oak Creek, and (2) development of a visitor-oriented shuttle that would be extended to serve Oak Creek Canyon and forest trailheads within and surrounding the city. The majority of the funding for this Sedona in Motion transit plan was provided by a federal grant, with $30,000 coming from city SIM funds and $10,000 from Coconino County. The Sedona Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau has pledged $10,000 for potential additional development work.
The technical advisory committee that has marshalled the plan through the study and input processes included members from the city, Arizona Department of Transportation, Sedona Fire District, U.S. Forest Service, Coconino County, Arizona State Parks, Cottonwood Area Transit, and the Sedona Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau.
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