Public Service Announcement
Town and Dalhousie University Hosting First Public Consultation Session on Potential Public Transit Service
“Have your voice heard”
Information for the Public
Release Date: July 9th, 2021
You are invited to participate in the first of a series of public consultation sessions on a potential public transit service in the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay. On July 15th, 2021, from 4-6 pm, please join our virtual session for an interactive and lively conversation about what a transit service could and should look like in our community. The main objective of this public consultation session is to receive community feedback on major design elements and important features and principles that should be prioritized in the potential transit system.
What you can expect from the session: participants will be asked to begin by working on their own to prepare a list of key sites in the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay where a public transit service should frequent. In a series of small break-out groups, participants will then engage in a conversation on the following topics: how transit could benefit themselves, their families, and the community at large; potential obstacles to the implementation of transit; what an ideal design and route for a transit network would look like; key design features such as vehicle options, technology, bus stops, etc. All participants will then come back together for a closing roundtable, where a volunteer from each group will summarize and present the findings from their small group discussion.
The interns from Dalhousie University will analyze all information collected through the public consultation session and use the ideas generated when composing the transit feasibility study for the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay. To ensure your voice is heard, register today!
Contact Brenna Jarrar, the Director of Community Development and Research at [email protected] or by phone at 709-899-0392, to register for a space and receive the virtual session link. Thank you in advance for your interest and engagement.
I will come by your office in the morning so we can chat! Thank you so much for taking on all of this extra work.