Initiate and complete the Norfolk flexroute service feasibility study.
Should the community support the decision to move forward with a flexible route service, a follow-up report with the next steps of work will be completed, including a bus stop assessment, environmental approval, marketing, public involvement, and plans for operations, capital, staffing, marketing, and assist in implementation of service roll out.
Previous strategies identified for the Norfolk Public Transportation will be revisited and updated, as needed to reflect today’s community vision for transit. A Technical Committee will be developed and will assist in developing realistic goals and objectives for transit in Norfolk, for both the short-term and long-term. The project team will complete site visits at the two existing agencies in Norfolk – the Ponca Express and the Norfolk Public Transportation.
The local team will review and discuss project needs, gaps, and strategies for enhanced public transportation within the city of Norfolk. Different types of service will be reviewed, and the Technical Committee will ultimately decide the best transit service for Norfolk. The local project team will conduct multiple stakeholder interviews to ensure input from the community, residents, visitors, elected officials, etc. is included in the analysis.
February 2021 – The Mobility Management team published the Norfolk Flexroute Study in November 2020. The final report presented a plan to meet the existing gaps in Norfolk and the surrounding area. The study provides guidance and direction to the transit agencies about how to address current and future transit needs with detailed service recommendations. NDOT, City of Norfolk, Ponca Tribe, and the Mobility Management team are working on the implementation plan.
June 2020 — The final report will be completed in July 2020.
December 2019 — The team has identified three options for the technical committee to review and make changes. The routes cover the Norfolk core with stops at schools, shopping, and medical facilities. In addition, the committee is reviewing the best and most efficient use of both Ponca Express and Norfolk Public Transit’s resources for this expansion in transportation for the Norfolk community. Aside from the proposed flex route, the expansion offers the continuation of the demand response service and increased regional connectivity.
- June 18, 2019 – Notice to Proceed
- July 31, 2019 – NDOT Kickoff Meeting
- July 31, 2019 – Norfolk Kickoff Meeting
- November 30, 2019 – Preliminary Analysis
- January 31, 2020 – Final Results Presentation
- March 31, 2020 – Anticipated Study Completion for Feasibility Study
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