Public Works' Community Transit Program consists of the planning and implementation of local public fixed route transit services, paratransit for the elderly and disabled, and public recreational transit services.
Benefits to Environmental Resources
Community transit programs provide the public with alternatives to automobile travel and result in reduced vehicle miles traveled, fuel consumption, and greenhouse gas emissions.
Contribution to wellbeing of DPW and the County
Community transit services provide members of the public who do not have automobiles with a transportation service to access employment, personal business, and recreation. The services can promote active lifestyles and healthy communities, thus providing a foundation to assist in reducing obesity and improving overall health. Community transit services can also be a component of the transformation of streets into public spaces for people as an alternative to a motor vehicle-based infrastructure.
Contribution to Economic Health
Community transit services promote general economic activity by providing those without automobiles with access to employment, personal business, and recreation. The benefits of assisting in reducing obesity and improving overall health translate to reduced public health costs. As a component of the transformation of streets into public spaces for people, community transit services can promote increased neighborhood and community economic activity.