Your continued input is important to this initiative. Throughout 2021, the County has engaged residents, transit riders, community organizations, the business community, and elected officials, among others to inform the direction of the initiative. The County has hosted virtual public events and launched a survey effort in the first half of 2021 to gather your input and understand how best to balance different transit priorities and even more input opportunities are planned for the second half of 2021!
Two virtual community meetings were held in May 2021 to share progress on the Reimagine Transit initiative, identify public priorities, and gather input regarding potential changes to the bus network. A public survey was conducted both online and in-person throughout the months of May and June 2021 to share the two transit concepts and capture feedback from transit riders, residents and other stakeholders. On May 19th and June 23rd, Suffolk County staff visited multiple SCT bus stops to offer in-person opportunities to complete this survey. Over the two months of the survey’s publication, 500 respondents provided their feedback to the survey.
The County is currently working on incorporating the input received and plans engage to the community through a second public survey and 2 community meetings in October 2021 to gather feedback for the draft bus network plan. Please check back for updates in September for more information on how you can get involved in this initiative. We want to continue to hear from you!