Help Plan Eau Claire's New Transit Center

Ty Randerson

If you’ve ridden an Eau Claire Transit bus in the last 30 years you’re probably familiar with the transit center on Farwell Street. The original transit center that sits there now was built in 1983 as a temporary structure, and 32 years later it’s still standing, but it’s outlived its usefulness. The City of Eau Claire is well aware that it’s past time for a new transit center and that’s why it needs your help: The city has made a survey asking Eau Clairians for their opinions on a new transit center! Ann Schell, transportation planner for the West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, says, “Downtown Eau Claire is undergoing an exciting renaissance. A much needed new transit center should be an asset to the downtown and the greater Eau Claire area, a place that presents multiple reasons to visit, do business, or live, in addition to being a pleasant place to make seamless travel connections.  This survey is an opportunity for the community to help develop great ideas for a transit center and a greater multi-use development that will make Eau Claire proud.” The planning committee needs to know what’s most important to you. Wi-Fi? Bike rental stations? Changing and shower areas? Go to www.surveymonkey.com/r/TransitCenter, take the survey, and let your voice be heard.

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