Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA)
We Heard From You!
During June/July, we are working on the draft report for the analysis looking at bus routes. More information will be available at the end of July. Thank you to those who reached out to talk about Metro's service to the community.
Metro is considering options to improve bus service for current and prospective riders. Two scenarios have been built on the notion that an effective transit network consists of strong individual routes. This means that each route must:
- Be easy to access
- Be intuitive to understand
- Share a robust mix of the types of destinations that tend to generate a high number of transit trips (multi-family housing, grocery and retail centers, medical facilities, academic institution, etc.)
More information the proposed scenarios as of May 10 is available at the following link:
Maps of Scenario 1 and Scenario 2 - Download PDF
What is Microtransit?
MATS - Muskegon, Michigan: https://www.wzzm13.com/article/news/mats-launching-new-go2-service-june-23/69-77a14fc3-bfc9-4a82-996b-8256c35162a1
The Rapid - Grand Rapids, Michigan website: https://www.ridetherapid.org/rapidconnect
SMART - Detroit, Michigan website: https://www.smartbus.org/Services/Flex-Service
Sample of Microtransit using VIA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_Aw-_BDkF8
What is a Comprehensive Operational Analysis?
Every ten years Metro takes a look at the transit system and looks at ways to improve. This includes both our fixed route system and Metro Connect, our paratransit on-demand service. The current Comprehensive Operational Analysis started in October 2021 with an expected completion date of September 2022. Below are resources for the project:
2010 Comprehensive Operational Analysis - Download
Project Manager: Kathy Schultz, Planning and Development Manager - (269) 337-8233 email@example.com