Route 116 Bus Outreach Study
The purpose of this study is to identify ways to increase bus ridership along the Route 116 Corridor between Middlebury and Burlington. This is a joint project between the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, the Town of Hinesburg and the University of Vermont Center for Research on Vermont.
Increasing public transit use can reduce demand for single occupancy vehicles (SOVs), lessen carbon emissions, improve transportation cost equity and reduce traffic congestion. Due to the real and perceived costs of using transit, the demand for fixed route transit often increases when coupled with workplace parking restrictions (e.g. limits on permits, higher costs, remote parking requiring longer walks or other transfers). In this study, we pilot a targeted intervention (through an online survey and focus groups) to connect potential transit users with free transit offered by UVM and other Burlington entities with efficient bus service and parking facilities on the Route 116 corridor between Hinesburg and Burlington.
The Town of Hinesburg serves as the point of origin for the GMT 116 Commuter, providing Town budget support and parking facilities at the park and ride facility behind Town Hall at the intersection of Route 116 and Charlotte Road. The Town is committed to reducing the environmental footprint of transportation by encouraging transit and reducing SOV use. In addition to encouraging Hinesburg residents to use the GMT 116 Commuter, this study will identify methods to increase transit ridership across the region.
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The purpose of this study is to identify ways to increase bus ridership along the Route 116 corridor between Middlebury and Burlington. This is a joint project between the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, the Town of Hinesburg and the University of Vermont Center for Research on Vermont. Before participating in the study please visit go.uvm.edu/businfosheet. For more information about the study or about the bus routes and/or incentives referenced in this survey please contact Ben Howe at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the fact sheet go.uvm.edu/busfactsheet. | Take the Online Survey »
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