CONNECT Transit Plan Entering Final Phase


The Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG) and South Bend Public Transportation Corporation (Transpo), through a Federal Transit Authority (FTA) grant, are conducting the CONNECT Transit Plan. CONNECT will study the Interurban Trolley and Transpo fixed routes transit systems that service South Bend, Mishawaka, Elkhart and Goshen in St. Joseph and Elkhart counties. ‚Äč

 

What is the CONNECT Transit Plan?

CONNECT is a collaborative transit plan to study the Interurban Trolley and Transpo fixed routes transit systems that serve South Bend, Mishawaka, Elkhart and Goshen in St. Joseph and Elkhart counties. The plan will look at alternative ways to balance important but competing priorities like improving the frequency and span of service versus adding new service areas and new routes. The result will be a 10-year plan to improve transit services across the region.

 

How Can I Become Involved?

CONNECT will strive to set the stage for the most inclusive, authentic outreach and engagement, ensuring the right people will be in the room and a cross section of the region will have a seat at the table. MACOG and Transpo invite all in the region to be involved in the CONNECT Transit Plan through a series of community forums and meetings to be held in person, virtually and/or live streamed on MACOG and Transpo's social media sites.

DATE EVENT HOW TO ATTEND...
January 09, 2022
3:30pm - 5:30pm

Mishawaka Open House

Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library
Lincolnway East, Mishawaka, IN
January 10, 2022
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Transpo South Street Transfer Station Popup St. Joe County Public Library, South Bend
South Main Street, South Bend, IN
January 10, 2022
4:00pm - 6:00pm
South Bend Open House Community Learning Center
305 S Michigan St, South Bend, IN
January 11, 2022
4:00 pm - 6:00pm
Elkhart Open House Elkhart Public Library - Downtown
South 2nd Street, Elkhart, IN
January 11, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00pm
South Bend Neighborhoods Consortium South Bend Tech Resource Center
165 Franklin St #100, South Bend, IN
January 12, 2022
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Transpo South Street Transfer Station Popup 100 W South St, South Bend, IN
January 12, 2022
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Goshen Open House Goshen Public Library
South 5th Street, Goshen, IN
January 16, 2022
9:00am - 1:00pm
37th Annual Martin Luther King Jr Day of Celebration Century Center
Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, South Bend, IN
January 17, 2022
8:00am - 6:00pm
Transpo South Street Transfer Station Popup 100 W South St, South Bend, IN
January 17, 2022
8:00am - 1:00pm
Interurban Trolley Elkhart Station Popup Downtown Elkhart
South Main St, Elkhart, IN

Survey options are available as well on the CONNECT website.

 

Where Can I Find More Information?

Transpo and MACOG have completed an initial round of analysis and engagement around understanding the existing system and asking the public about the overall goals for transit. Using feedback from the public and the assessment of the existing system, the study team has developed four different concepts of what transit in the region could look like. Those concepts are detailed in the Concepts Report which can be found on the Connect website.