MAG, in partnership with Valley Metro, developed a short-term strategy to improve accessibility to bus stops. In January 2017 MAG’s Regional Council approved the use of $2.5 million of transit funding to improve accessibility at transit stops in the MAG region. The funding will be used towards reaching the program goal of “providing safe and equitable accessibility to the transit system across the region with immediate results and long-term sustainability.”
The Achieving Transit Accessibility Now program addresses immediate and critical needs for improved accessibility to bus stops. To encourage engagement of the community, projects will be evaluated on a “rolling-application” cycle. Project awards total approximately $500,000 and are distributed every six months or as needed.
Round 1 July 7, 2017 Funding Requests
Round 2 November 2, 2017 Funding Requests
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