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YAKIMA VALLEY
TRANSIT FEASIBILITY STUDY

Online Open House

Help Shape the Future of Transit in the Yakima Valley

The Yakima Valley Conference of Governments (YVCOG) is conducting a Transit Feasibility Study in order to understand the transportation needs of Yakima County communities and residents just like you.

 

You can participate in this study by taking this brief survey to help us find better ways to effectively serve the you, and all the unique and diverse residents and communities of the Yakima Valley.

ABOUT THE STUDY

Understanding mobility in the Yakima Valley

We know that the Yakima Valley is a special place: a rapidly growing community with a diverse population, a farming center, a tourist destination, and a cultural hub of Central Washington. Ensuring we have a robust and forward-thinking public transportation system is key to serving our growing communities, providing access to jobs and services, and protecting what makes the Yakima Valley such a special place.

 
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The Yakima Valley Conference of Governments

At the center of the region’s transportation planning is the Yakima Valley Conference of Governments (YVCOG): an organization composed of government service providers within Yakima County, charged with coordinating and planning the future of our regional public transportation system.

Getting Around in a Growing Region

 

Our region's significant rural population and multiple  service providers means using transit to get around is very difficult for so many valley residents. While using transit is usually easier and more reliable in urban areas like downtown Yakima, service within our rural communities is often more limited and less frequent. The COVID-19 pandemic has only made trying to get around more difficult, adding stress and confusion for all of us trying to get around.

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How You Can Help

YVCOG wants to hear from you! We need your help to ensure transit service providers use their resources to serve the real needs of our growing community effectively and efficiently!

Tell us how you get around the Yakima Valley. What works? What doesn't work? Where could we improve? With your help, we can better understand the region’s public transportation resources and develop strategies to better serve all members and communities in our diverse region.

PROJECT GOALS

The goals of this study are to: Develop a comprehensive understanding of the area’s existing transit services and assets, identify transit gaps and develop opportunities to most efficiently use the area’s transit resources to bridge those gaps, and develop adaptive strategies and long-term recommendations for improving transit access throughout the region to those who need it most.  

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Inventory

existing transit services and resources throughout the region

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Understand

challenges and priorities of riders and stakeholders for future transit serivce

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Assess

potential new and more effective transit service access and modes

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Develop

a road map and timeline for moving forward, identifying key partners and project milestones

PROJECT SCOPE

This study will address the following Inventory of existing transportation services and assets:

  • Assessment of transit demand in unserved and underserved communities 

  • Analysis of transit service gaps

  • Evaluation of strategies and best practices for addressing current shortfalls, which may include partnerships among service providers, first/last mile connection enhancements, improved dissemination of information, incorporation of micro-mobility and mobility as a service (MaaS) strategies, etc. 

  • Development of an implementation framework for short-and long-term projects 

  • Community input and engagement, including stakeholder interviews, transit surveys, and public workshops 

ACCOMPLISHING THE PROJECT SCOPE

Five tasks are required in order to accomplish the project scope

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Local Landscape Scan

Public Engagement

Market Gaps & Needs Assessment

Service Delivery Assessment

Executive Summary & Implementation Framework

CONTACT US

Yakima Valley Conference of Governments

311 N 4th St, Ste 204

Yakima, WA 98901

509.759.7981

Thanks for submitting!

 

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