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What's New
This section was developed to keep you informed of any new information regarding the transit plan. This site will help you get the information you need faster and easier. We welcome your feedback on this site and any of its content.
What we have learned already:
  • Transit service needs to be expanded to serve transit-dependent riders and offer mobility choices to all citizens.
  • Approximately 70 to 90 percent of urban transit users are dependent on transit (that means they have no other means for getting around).
  • The elderly population (over 65) will grow by 75 percent over the next 25 years, greatly increasing transit demand.
  • With appropriate and consistent land use policies in place, transit can help reduce sprawl and air- and water-quality problems.
  • Transit ridership depends strongly on the quality and frequency of services. With more investment in quality services, the number of people who use transit increases.
  • Higher quality transit service depends on stable and reliable state and local funding sources that are dedicated to transit.
  • TDOT needs to be viewed as a multi-modal agency, supporting public transportation, as well as private automobile use.
  • Transit provides a lifeline for rural residents, because it is essential for medical, shopping and other trips.