Building on news of increasing Delaware County transit ridership, Newark is studying its transit needs. One of the elements to be considered; streetcars! So if you’re disappointed in Columbus’ lack of streetcar pursuit, or if you just miss arguing about the pros and cons of streetcars, now you can follow Newark’s study. There’s already several angry streetcar-related comments.
Newark pursues studies of transit needs
5:37 AM, Feb. 13, 2011
NEWARK — Newark officials hope to better understand the public’s transportation needs and clear up misconceptions about the city’s current transit program.
The city recently invited requests for proposals from consulting firms interested in helping the city with feasibility studies of fixed-route transit, an intermodal passenger hub and streetcars.
…The city’s request for proposals asks consultants to prepare and analyze several route options for the two cities, including: fixed-bus routes, schedules, stop placements, number of buses per route, hours of operation and integration of routes with other transportation systems in the area.
…The intermodal passenger hub study will identify one to three sites, preferably in the downtown district; evaluate integration of other modes of transport such as bikes, walking, personal vehicles, public transit, regional business and, eventually, passenger rail.
The streetcar study will determine if such a system is feasible, the best location of the route, and, if not feasible, what conditions would make it feasible.