City Of Dickinson Looks To Fix Pedestrian Problems

Dickinson city officials say a lack of sidewalks is making it difficult for some people to take advantage of the city's bus routes. They've now unveiled a new master plan designed to fix the problem. There's a public meeting tonight where residents can get a look at the plan.

The City of Dickinson has had fixed route bus service since 2010. It's part of the Gulf Coast Center's Mainland Transit program

Dickinson City Administrator Julie Johnston says officials are pleased with ridership, but to get more people on the bus, they need to put in new sidewalks to make it easier to get to the bus stops.

"And in certain areas lighting is an issue and of course those are the types of things included in the basic bus stop improvements that we're looking to begin implementing."

For the past year Dickinson officials have been working on a pedestrian-transit master plan, and residents can get a look at the plan at this evening's public meeting. Johnston says they've identified about 4.7 million dollars in needed improvements. 

"There are a number of different funding mechanisms that are available and this plan actually gives us the opportunity to actually access those funds."

That meeting is from 5:30 to 7:00 this evening at Dickinson City Hall. 

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Gail Delaughter joined KUHF in October 2008 as Saturday morning news anchor and host. A native of New Orleans and a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, Gail has extensive experience in Texas and Louisiana as a radio news reporter and morning show anchor and co-host...