11:54 a.m., April 1, 2013

Mayor asks for feedback on Cheyenne Transit Program's buses

Last year, more than 284,000 people used one of the Cheyenne Transit Program’s buses. In order to help the agency plan for the future, it is asking people to take a survey online to improve operation and to gain public opinion on how it is run currently from people who use the system and those who don’t.

The survey is available online during April at www.surveymonkey.com/s/2R7T6CN. The last time these surveys were conducted was in 2008.

Previously, people could flag down a bus at any point in their route to be picked up. Now approximately 180 stops are available throughout the city. It also offers a curb-to-curb service for those who are disabled or elderly for pick up. The fare for that is $3, and the service must be scheduled a few days in advance.

Public meetings are planned this spring to seek more information before a plan is put into action.

Funding for the program comes from the city of Cheyenne and Laramie County. The plan update is funded by the Federal Transit Administration and Federal Highway Administration grants through the Wyoming Department of Transportation, according to information from the city.

Take the survey here