Thursday, March 31, 2016

City Council Participates in Transit Experience

The latest in a series of "Work Boot Tuesday" meetings involved riding the Beeline Bus throughout the City and learning about the inner workings of our local transit system. The Glendale City Council and members of the public were immersed in the world of transit while touring the City aboard Beeline routes 32, 1, 2 and 4. 

The tour began with a quick primer in setting up and using the NextBus App. A presentation about rider demographics and the regional transit system followed.  Things slowed down a bit when participants stopped at the Glendale Transportation Center where they learned about future plans for a new transit maintenance facility, recommendations for Tropico area transit and 1st/last mile improvements around the train station.

Interesting facts about the Beeline Bus System were shared with the tour participants including safety and performance stats, how the operation is financed, ridership data and more. If you missed Work Boot Tuesday, you can browse through our Transit Experience Guide to learn some of the information shared during the tour.