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  • SMAT Short Range Transit Plan Virtual Open House

    NEWS RELEASE
    September 8, 2020
    SMAT Short Range Transit Plan Virtual Open House


    Santa Maria Area Transit (SMAT) is making the recommendations from the Short Range Transit Plan (SRTP) available for the public to view in a Virtual Open House from Wednesday, September 23rd to Wednesday, October 7th at www.SmatOpenHouse.com.

    Participants will have the option to view videos and read information on the plan in both English and Spanish. Open House visitors can review recommendations, provide feedback via a short survey, and submit questions.

    The plan is intended to provide a comprehensive review of SMAT service as it currently exists, a look ahead to anticipated changes in demographics and demand, and prepare the City to move into the future of transit with defined strategies for growth and development. Additionally, the plan now has a chapter on how SMAT is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    Prior to COVID-19, SMAT was planning an in-person Open House event for community members and riders to review the SRTP findings and recommendations for service improvement. SMAT is instead encouraging comments through an interactive webpage. 

    Keep an eye out for the SRTP Virtual Open House bus wraps on SMAT buses throughout the City. For more information on SMAT or to view the current route schedule please visit at www.rideSMAT.com