Thanks to valuable feedback from Cedar Rapids officials, the framework for the I-380 Eco Bus is evolving. In fact, during our meeting last week, I learned about a temporary mass transit solution that the Iowa DOT is pursuing during work on the I-80 – I-380 interchange. Therefore I-Renew revised our proposal to Corridor communities as follows:
The Iowa Renewable Energy Association would like to partner with I-380 Corridor Communities and workplaces in solving the growing I-380 congestion problem. We were excited to learn about plans underway to set up a temporary mass transit solutions during the I-80 to I-380 interchange project.
We have a proposal for a long-term, permanent mass transit solution, the I-380 Eco Bus System. In fact, we have plans to gather important information from the public about this solution that could produce long-term taxpayer savings. Furthermore, this solution could convert a growing problem into an economic engine for the area.
Help us do the following:
- Spread the word along the corridor about the temporary and permanent mass transit solutions
- Gather commuter information via surveys like this.
- Demonstrate potential buses at events so commuters can start to visualize a commuter experience
Read the revised I-380 Eco Bus post.